Cattle market re-opens 11-years after
Eleven years after the unofficial relocation of the Cattle market to another community, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has commissioned the re-constructed market at Umuka, Okigwe Local Council of the state.
Represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, Okorocha said his administration attaches serious importance to stimulating the economy of the state.
He said he modernised the market in view of the huge traffic of cattle dealers from the North, noting that enormous financial resources were committed to the project, assuring of partnering the Shuab Cattle traders from Mubi, Adamawa State.
The governor promised to ensure that necessary assistance and sense of belonging would be given to the cattle dealers as they transact their businesses with the people of the state and beyond, guaranteeing them adequate security.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Lawrence Eburuo, disclosed that all the necessary agreement were documented between the parties involved in acquisition of the land by government.
He said adequate compensation was paid to the landowners, urging the cattle traders and host communities to embrace one another to co-habit peacefully.
He said: “The land in question today has been fully acquired by government and landowners have been fully compensated.”
The Transition Committee chairman of Okigwe Local Council, Sunny Chiadi, said the opening of the market is a milestone achievement by the administration, noting that 11 years ago, the council lost the market to Lopkanta, a neighbouring community.