The administration of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has announced the installation of a central power generating sets to cushion the suffering of traders in Wuse modern markets, as well as other numerous challenges facing traders.
In its considerations, the administration said the move to put in place two 500KVAs is aimed at enhancing the shopping environments of the Federal Capital Territory markets and to curtain air pollution and noise in and around the market during daily activities.
this was however, let out by the Managing Director of Abuja Market Management Limited, AMML, Abubakar Faruk during a stakeholders meeting of Wuse traders and other relevant agencies in the city management of the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
The Managing Director who was represented by the Head of Corporate Services, Arc. Ibrahim Uzaibat revealed that the stakeholders meeting was designed as a new and complementary approach to municipal management with peculiar interest and attention on the retail markets within the FCT.
His words, “In furtherance to our mandate of ensuring that the FCT markets are safe, clean, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly in line with the vision of the FCT Administration, we are currently retooling our market management strategy as they relate to enforcement and compliance within these markets.
“It is our belief that this approach, when sustained, will add in no small measure to the attainment of government’s objectives for the FCT markets, thereby relegating enforcement and prosecution to a last alternative”.
The M.D tasked the traders to tackle the menace of hawking, touting, fire hazards, proliferation of generators, general insecurity to attain a world class shopping environment for residents and visitors to the Federal Capital Territory.
Confirming the development to our correspondent, the Ag. Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) Hajia Safiya Umar said that the FCT Administration has given approval for the procurement of two 500KVA generators to be installed in Wuse market, stressing that Abuja Investment Company Limited, AICL has been directed to perfect the project.
Earlier in his remarks, the chairman of Wuse Traders Association, Mr. Okorie Raphael, commended the FCT Administration for the initiative, noting that the move will in no small measure enhanced trading activities in the market.