Gov Obiano Orders Enforcement Of Ban On Street Trading
Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Thursday, ordered the enforcement of the ban on street trading in urban and semi urban areas of the state.
Speaking with journalists in Awka on Thursday, the State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mike Okonkwo, warned that defaulters were liable to pay a fine of N10,000 and two weeks imprisonment for each offence on conviction.
He said the government enforcement unit drawn from the Ministry of Environment had been briefed on its schedule of duty and urged residents to cooperate with it.
Mr. Okonkwo said the team would tackle filthy, obstructive and dirty environment, the operation would focus on major cities such as Onitsha, Ekwulobia and Nnewi.
He said that government had given the affected roadside traders notice to vacate their structures.