Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has given mechanics and motor spare parts dealers scattered across the streets of Aba till the 31st of May this year to move to the Ovom Mechanic and Motor Spare Parts Industrial Cluster.
Governor Ikpeazu who gave the directive after inspecting the progress of work at the Ovom Mechanic and Motor Spare Parts Industrial Cluster, Aba under construction said that no spare parts dealer and road side mechanic will be allowed to do business in the Streets of Aba at the expiration of the deadline.
He regretted that the activities of mechanics and spare parts dealers have continued to shorten the life span of roads constructed in major cities and expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work on the cluster explaining that the plan is to provide a place where traders and their customers would do business freely.
The Governor announced that his administration is working hard to provide conducive business environment for the traders and spare parts dealers, pointing out that the industrial cluster will be provided with facilities such as Police post, Fire Service station and banks designed to make life easier for traders and their customers.
The State Chief Executive further disclosed that expansion work has started on Opobo junction while government was working hard to realize Ngwa Road through Emelogu street and assured that government will do all to make the cluster functional.
Earlier while Conducting the Governor round the cluster, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Rev. Mba Emeh said that over eight hundred shops have been completed out of the proposed four thousand shops at the cluster and announced that the cluster would be ready for commissioning by 31st of May this year.
The Rev Emeh who disclosed that the project is a private public partnership initiative said that with the pace of work, the project would be realized within the stipulated time.
In his speech, the Traditional Ruler of Isiala Ovom Autonomous Community, Eze Emmanuel Otete thanked the Governor for siting the industrial cluster in his community and assured of the support of his people for the timely completion of the project.