Abia State has directed dealers on telephone and its accessories to relocate to the newly built GSM market at Etche road, Aba from the 1st of January 2023.
Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who disclosed this during a meeting with the telephone dealers in Aba, explained that work on the new market has reached 90% and would be completed by November 2022.
He further disclosed that the state has rehabilitated Ngwa road which leads to the new market, while work will soon commence on other link roads to boost access to the area.
The Commissioner warned that the government will no longer tolerate the conversion of residential buildings along St. Michaels, Hospital, Pound, Park and Jubilee roads into shops by telephone dealers.
He also stated that the government is committed to ensuring specialized markets for dealers on specific goods and services.