Ononuju Inaugurates Markets COVID-19 Prevention Committee


As part of efforts to strengthen the fight against the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, especially in the markets, the Imo State Government, through the Hon. Commissioner for Commerce and Industry,  Barr Kingsley Ononuju (Ekwedashike), has inaugurated the Imo State COVID-19 Prevention Committee, at the conference room of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Speaking during the event, Barrister Ononuju, who is pleased with the renewed drive of His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, to eradicate the pandemic, also thanked the Chairman of Imo State COVID-19 Taskforce, Professor Maurice Iwu, for rejigging the COVID-19 Taskforce Team by taking cognizance of key areas like markets, tourism and transport sectors.

According to him, the essence of the Committee is to ensure that Imo is safer by enforcing safety measures and making sure that traders abide by the time given to them to transact business.

The Committee is mandated among other things, to provide a blueprint on prevention of COVID-19, in the markets, including stopping street trading and enforcing physical distancing, to inspect all activities in the markets and make sure that buyers and sellers abide by all health policies, to interface with law enforcement agents and the mobile Court to deal with defaulters and any other activity relevant to the achievement of these terms.

The 16-member Committee, which is headed by Dr Dunga Kingsley, is expected to submit its report as soon as the Honourable Commissioner, calls for it.

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