By: Awesome Ekene
Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has reassured investors of continued improvement of security architecture for increased investment, development and employment opportunities in the state.
Obiano gave the assurance after inspecting the Radopin Supermarket officially opened at Kwata-Junction, Awka, the state capital.
The governor, represented by outgoing Head of Service, Barr. Harry Uduh commended the owner of the mall, Mr Raph Azolo for assisting government in increasing its internally generated revenue and providing employment opportunity for the teaming youths.
Also speaking, Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Uchenna Okafor described the new mall as one of best in the city, calling on other wealthy individuals, both at home and in the diaspora to borrow a leaf in citing more industries in the state.
“Such moves will go a long way to complementing the efforts of Governor Obiano-led administration in creating enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state,” he added.
Okafor pledged government’s preparedness to continue to assist business enterprises in the state.
Dedicating the shopping mall, Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor prayed for God’s increased blessings on the supermarket management, urging them to avoid sale of inferior goods.
On his part, National Vice President of Ohaneze Ndigbo World-wide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, expressed joy over the feat, especially in view of the background of the owner.
He said, “About 40years ago, I met him is a small lockup shop where he sleeps. He is known for his hard-work, which is alien to the life of a typical youth. He passed several obstacles to get to this stage.
“Looking at what is here, they’re all homegrown, the contractor, architect and electricians are all from this state. This is one of the best in the capital city, befitting the city.
“Think-home philosophy should be encouraged by government through incentives, including tax rebate because the investment here is not what can be recovered soon.”
Chairman of Radopin Supermarket, Mr Ralph Azolo, narrated how the supermarket which started in 1986 as a little provision shop and later metamorphosed to the present status.
While pledging quality goods and services at pocket friendly prices, Azolo advised those with business ideas not to be afraid of venturing into business with little capital, but trust God for increased productivity.