July 11, 2024

Markets, catalysts for economic growth, devt—Etsako East LG boss



Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Princess Benedicta Attoh, has laid the foundation stone for lockup shops in the Agenebode main market in the council,  saying the move will boost economic and trading activities in the council.

Attoh, at the event, said: “Farmers will need a storage point to gather their locally produced farm products for wholesale rather than moving them home daily.

“For steady economic growth and development, the government must implement appropriate policies that can sustain the expected growth, and one of such policy decision that we have made as a council is our market, which plays an important role in economic development.”

Speaking at the council headquarters, during the event, she added, “We are here to lay the foundation stone for a block of lockup shops in the Agenebode market. It’s a new project the council is embarking on for the benefit of our people.

“Traders in this market spend a lot of money everyday transporting their goods to the market and taking the leftovers back home. This lock-up shop is to address the need and request of traders and to also reassure them that a modern Agenebode market is possible.

“Etsako East has taken the issue of market establishment very seriously because it serves as an economic catalyst for development and growth. As a woman, I understand the role of the market as an economic booster, which is why, as soon as I resumed office as Chairman of the council, I immediately reopened the Okpekpe main market, which had been closed for years.”

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