Masaka traders appeal for model market
Masaka traders in New Karu local government area of Nasarawa state have lamented poor structures in the market, even as they tasked the local government for a model market.
The traders also noted that the poor structural design of the market has slowed down business activities.
Mr. Ogbonna Uche, a trader who sells sewing materials in the market, said that there is urgent need to expand the market, pointing out that the expansion plan was abandoned by previous governments.
He further observed that the landlords who owned shops in the market have not made effort to put the stalls good condition.
Another trader, Mr. Joel Onyeka, a food stuff seller, wants the shops to be properly demarcated to avoid congestion from both sides of the shops.
A cross section of traders who spoke to our correspondent also lamented the poor access road to the market.
Reacting to the ugly situation, Mrs. Ene Okwori, a customer, complained that government over the years has not made effort to use the tenement rates to effect development in the market.
She, however, noted that if Masaka market is well structured with good infrastructures, the market will attracts more investors.
The Abuja Inquirer learnt that the problem of access road into the market has remaineed a major challenge to both traders and buyers especially during the rainy season.