Emily Johnson
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Anambra State Governor Promises to Install CCTV Cameras in Onitsha Market

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Anambra State Governor Promises to Install CCTV Cameras in Onitsha Market
Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has pledged to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in the Onitsha market, specifically the Upper-weka axis of the market, ahead of the 2023 Christmas and New Year celebrations. This initiative aims to enhance security in the market and ensure the safety of traders and visitors during the festive season.

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has promised to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in the Onitsha market, particularly the Upper-weka axes of the market, ahead of the upcoming 2023 Christmas and New Year celebrations. This project forms part of his administration's agenda to modernize Onitsha markets and bring them up to international standards.

The governor made this announcement during a Business Roundtable with Anambra manufacturers, importers, and exporters. The event, themed "From Import to Industrialization for Export," took place at the International Convention Centre in Awka.

During the roundtable session, organized by the State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Governor Soludo emphasized the importance of enhancing security in the Onitsha market. He stated that the installation of CCTV cameras would help track and deter criminal activities such as shop burglaries, handbag snatchings, and illegal revenue collection.

Governor Soludo further explained that the CCTV cameras would be strategically placed across all market lines, primarily focusing on the popular Upper-weka axis. He urged the market traders to cooperate with the government in implementing this project for the benefit of all.

In addition to the CCTV camera installation, Governor Soludo highlighted his administration's commitment to transforming Anambra State into an industrial hub of Nigeria. He mentioned various agricultural initiatives, including the palm and coconut revolution, aimed at creating a new ecosystem around the state.

The governor also mentioned ongoing efforts to streamline approval processes for investors in the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA). Reforms are underway to ensure efficient access to facilities and a faster turnaround time for acquiring land C of O (Certificate of Occupancy).

Addressing concerns raised by participants at the roundtable, Governor Soludo pledged to address issues such as bad roads, insecurity, and the revival of the Onitsha Seaport. He assured stakeholders that the government would differentiate red zones from free zones by creating road markings for motorists. The governor also promised to tackle abuses by officials from the Anambra State Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA) and explore the possibility of generating captive power using gas.

Overall, Governor Soludo's commitment to installing CCTV cameras in the Onitsha market demonstrates his administration's dedication to improving security and promoting growth in the state. With these measures in place, Onitsha is set to become a safer and more attractive investment destination.

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