Details from Governor Rochas Okorocha’s meeting with street traders in Owerri.

Last Thursday, October 11, 2012, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha    once again showed his humility and respect for the real sovereign in Democracy when he walked from Amajieke to Emmanuel College.

The outing was rather to talk to the people directly on the need to leave street trading and to create room for free flowing traffic, re-opening of the drainage facilities, creating walk ways, and making Douglas once again the access and a bypass of a sort it used to be and of course with other necessary repairs.

Meanwhile, Governor Okorocha, did not make a request without an alternative arrangement for the traders. He directed the traders that do not have any shop to move to Relief Markets as there are many unoccupied shops at the Relief Market. He further agreed with the tire dealers to move to the old Stadium temporarily to de-congest those areas and also create a one stop market for vehicle wheels and tire.

What matters more is the direct contact with the people and the discussions they had with Governor and in appreciation, they gave their blessing to the project.

Isn’t that a redefinition of Governance and relationship mode between the Governor and the governed? Food for thought…

Uche Onwuchekwa




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