Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha bans street & roadside trading

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has banned all street and roadside trading within the Owerri metropolis.

Okorocha imposed the ban while on a scheduled visit to some parts of Owerri with other members of his cabinet and the Joint Taskforce (JTF) on decongestion of Owerri municipal.

He disclosed that it had come to the notice of the state government that some of the street traders provide cover for criminals and carry out criminal activities within the state capital.

The chairman of the Joint Taskforce on Owerri decongestion and commissioner for commerce, Best Mbanaso, added that the ban of street trading in the Owerri municipal is part of the state government’s initiative to de-congest Owerri and reduce the heavy traffic situation in the city as well as make the state capital cleaner and beautiful.

He said in the meantime, the state government has provided a temporary site for the traders where they can carry out their trading activities.