Grain seed market traders commend ASMATA Leadership

Bags of Rice

Grain seed market traders commend ASMATA Leadership

By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha 

Traders at Grain Seed Market Obosi, Idemil North Local Government Area , have poured encomium on the leadership of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, ASMATA, headed by Chief Humphrey Anuna,( a.k.a Onwa Ora-Eri.).
Bags of corn

The Chairman of the market, Mr. Chijioke Okpala, who spoke on behalf of the traders, averred that Anambra traders are now united in the regime of Chief Humphrey Anuna, as the leader of ASMATA.
Bags of beans

He described Chief Anuna as a dynamic leader who knows the way and teaches others the way,  even as he commended him also for being proactive in terms of rendering assistance to others in times of need. 
Bags of Ogbono

The Ebubechukwu-uzo of Oko maintained that Onwa Ora-Eri is a God-sent leader to Anambra State traders, saying that he has united traders and government for the first time in the history of ASMATA administration. 
The seeds

Mr. Okpala identified Grain Seed Market as the home of all grain Seed products, mentioning rice, beans, ogbono, even, mellon mazi, dawa, among others. 
Baskets of tomatoes

Other products which he said the market deals in larger quantity included; onions, tomatoes, okro, pepper and others.
                             Bags of Onions
Bags of Onions

Carrots

His words" All these grain seed products are brought from Northern States like Taraba and Adamawa states while others are brought from other Northern States.

"Ogbono are largely brought from Republic of Cameroun. This market is also a place where tomatoes and onions are being bought in a larger quantity more than any other markets in Anambra State.
Bags of Okwulu
Bags of Garden egg
Some of these grain seed products are seasonal. Beans and rice are mostly available in large quantities during November and December period,  even mellon is largely available in July and August while ogbono is equally available in larger quantity during May, June and July respectively" 

The chairman further disclosed that due to the perishable nature of the products, traders encounter huge loss any time there is breakdown of vehicle conveying the products on the way or when supply of the products is higher than demand. 

" Our products are not friendly with rain and hot climate condition. These are some impediment in our business. Although, some of them could be stored for some time through preservative means" Said the chairman. 

Other challenges which the chairman mentioned are, evacuating waste inside and out side the market lamenting that they are paying everything payable but they do not receive the services. 

" We are dealing on food products which need neat environment. Some of the waste contractors are not attending to our market again while we are paying for sanitation levy and other levies. We are calling on government to assist us", he pleaded 

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