Dame Amaechi Assures On Mile III Market Completion
Ahead of plans by the Rivers State Government to rebuild the Mile III Market in Port Harcourt, wife of the state Governor, Dame Judith Amaechi has called on female traders in the facility to seek for a better area for their relocation.
Dame Amaechi made the call when she received market women in the state under the aegis of Rivers State Market Women Association.
The Governor’s wife assured the women of government’s determination to provide a business friendly environment in order for them to carry out their activities.
She reminded the women that the reconstruction of the market was part of the electoral promises her husband made ahead the elections, stressing that the government appreciates the role of women in business and their contribution to the economic life of the people.
The founder of the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI) urged the women to work out modalities for their relocation with the authorities, to pave way for the commencement of the project.
She enjoined the women not to relent in supporting their husbands in all ramifications and thanked them for voting enmass for her husband during the governorship election.
“I want to thank you for supporting my husband during the election. Your vote really counted and I’m glad to inform you that your visit is the first since my husband’s re-election,” Dame Amaechi remarked.
Earlier in her speech, President of the Rivers State Market Women Association, Mrs Mercy Orlu, said the association visited Government House to congratulate the governor’s wife and her husband for their victory at the polls.
Mrs Orlu urged for closer ties between market women and the office of the wife of the governor, as this would help reduce communication gap and at the same time reduce their plight.