By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA– THE Anambra Consensus Project, ACP, which has the objective of linking traders in the state with manufacturers and suppliers in the biggest markets across the globe to help their businesses thrive, has honoured 57 traders, one from each of the 57 major markets in the state. The markets harness a daily turnover of N15 million for the smallest and N260 million for the largest.
President of ACP, Dr. Emeka Eze said at the traders’ summit for Anambra South senatorial zone, that in addition to exposing the traders to the major outlets in the world by supplying the international markets with the resume of the individual traders, the organization would be promoting and facilitating the creation of common understanding among the people of the state.
Eze said the selection of the benefitting traders for this year was painstaking as it required thorough investigation of the activities of the nominated traders.
Essentially, the selection process required the assessment of trading ethics, obedience to markets’ constituted authority, involvement in market activities, compliance with payment of market dues and government levies, settlement of shop aids/assistants, timely payment of credit goods, cordial trader to trader , as well as trader to customer relationships and creation of trading innovations.
As was discovered by South East Voice, all the traders selected were not necessarily the richest in their various markets, but the most ethical traders, especially those with high moral and professional values.
Eze added: “These ethical traders will be hoisted with their resume on a hyper –specialty website we have created, which is linked with popular trade stations and sites globally. These manufacturers, agents and suppliers overseas, can then view these traders with their accreditations and commence possible business relationships.