By Aliyu DANLADI
The Association of Anambra Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA) has commended Gov. Willie Obiano for tax incentives and other positive offers to Organized Private Sector (OPS) in the state.
Chairman of the association, Mr Humphrey Ngonadi, gave the commendation at the launch of the 2018 Anambra Trade Fair in Onitsha on Saturday.
The Theme of the Fair is “Promoting Economic Development through Manufacturing, Trade and Agriculture.”
Ngonadi said that the incentives would help to cushion the effect of the current economic and industrial challenges facing the OPS.
According to him, this singular step to the chamber is a strong indication that your administration is truly people-oriented.
Ngonadi, who was represented by a member of the chamber, Mr Uchenna Akpakama, howver, urged the governor to set up a committee to ensure the implementation of the policy.
He also appealed to the state government to assist the body to complete its permanent sites at Enugu Agidi, Nnewi and Onitsha.
He said that the projects would help to sustain the joint trade fair and accelerate the pace of economic and industrial growth of the state.
The chairman urged the governor to enforce the ban on activities of touts, who harassed traders and customers with unauthorized levies.
In his remarks, the governor said that his administration was determined to create wealth for the people through a sustained partnership with the organized private sector.
Obiano commended the three-city chambers of Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi for coming together to hold the joint trade fair.
He said that the theme of the trade fair clearly confirmed that Agro-business was a great avenue to achieving economic development and stability for a sustained future.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Christian Madubuko, had explained that the theme of the Fair was selected to capture the four pillars of Obiano’s development strategy.
They are anchored on agriculture, trade and commerce, industrialization and oil and gas.
Madubuko disclosed that the state government was currently enumerating major markets in the state with the aim of boosting internally-generated revenue.
The trade fair which commenced on Wednesday will end on Dec. 11.