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




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

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 : A Panacea for National ”.

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

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

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

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

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

He said that Gov. of Anambra had aside N10 billion for road construction to up the hinterland of the state.

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 deck to make it the hub of commerce and industry in the country.

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