BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
This morning, in Owerri, the capital city of Imo state, traders of the popular EKEONUNWA market located opposite st Paul’s catholic church Douglas road Owerri have decried the recent state of the market.
Our news team was on the spot at the market area this morning to as ascertain the condition of traders whose request to the state government is to provide a good condition of the market and improve other affiliate markets all over the state.
9News Nigeria was pathetic to know the condition of traders mostly as the raining season has come.
Recall that there was a heavy down pour last night that lasted for many hours and the entire streets in town was waterlogged.The EKEONUNWA MARKET, Relief market, Akwakuma market and Egbeada market was worst hit by the flood.
Market items and foodstuffs were destroyed and traffic hold up in the municipality was second to none. Trailers and utility vehicles coupled with the troop of human traffic was a terrible situation and at the time of this report the rain has continued this morning in Owerri.
I felt so worried seeing food items being kept on this carnages and dirty flood along the dirty drainages.
Meanwhile, the health condition of the people who patronize these traders are at risk by the dirty environment where edibles are sold.
The traders with the majority of women and young ladies are hustzling to feed the stomach. The men were sighted in there numbers too. But the concern is the health condition of people.
Both the traders and the last consumers are endangered by the unhealthy condition of the markets in Imo state and NIGERIAN at learge.
Efforts should be made by government to put the markets in good condition before the relocation of traders to unhealthy areas to trade food items.
This has continued to cause the municipality look dirty after all efforts by Governor Hope Uzodinma to remodel the state while traders have continued to trade along the popular roads like Douglas and others.
Imo traders are suffering to sell their products while the buyers and consumers suffer same hazards.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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