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Anambra to fast track economy with 10-year development plan — Commissioner


ONITSHA –  The Anambra State Commissioner for Commerce and Trade, Chief Ifeatu Onejeme, on Friday said the government had developed a 10-year development plan to fast-track the economic transformation of the state.

Onejeme made the disclosure at the 7th Annual Lecture Series of the Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, tagged “Perspective’’.

The theme of the lecture was “Product Quality Control in a Competitive Economy: A Panacea for National Development”.

“Anambra government has set up a 10-year development plan for the state with the mandate to restructure the entire social system and spectrum of economic values to attract investors.

“Economic stakeholders in this state must brace up for the challenges ahead.

“The state economic value orientation will be overhauled in all sectors since it will no longer be business as usual,’’ he said.

He said the government had already inaugurated the Anambra State Investment Protection Agency to formulate policies that would protect and take charge of the state’s investment.

According to the commissioner, this will make the state the number one investment destination in the country.

He said that Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra had set aside N10 billion for road construction to further open up the hinterland of the state.

On the Onitsha River Port operations, Onejeme said that the problems hindering the take-off of the port were technical in nature.

“The state government is doing everything within its disposal to assist the Federal Government to ensure that the port is operational in the nearest possible time,’’ Onejeme said.

He said the annual lecture and its theme were apt at this period in the socioeconomic transformation of the state with all hands on deck to make it the hub of commerce and industry in the country.

The President of the Chamber, Dr Tim Anosike, said lecture’s theme was chosen to give Anambra entrepreneurs an opportunity to introspect, prospect and proffer solutions to the state’s economic challenges.

“It will encourage investors to partner with government and other entrepreneurs in their quest to improve the standard of their businesses,’’ Anosike said. (NAN)

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