Residents of Kpaduma 1 community, Abuja, Tuesday criticized a public notice by Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), which alerted members of the public to fake market allocation papers in circulation that bears the community’s name. AMAC in the publication disclaimed such allocations and urged the public to regard the allocation papers as fake, adding that proper clearance of such allocation bearing AMAC should be made with the council’s management.
Councillor representing Garki ward, Bala Iya, said residents of Kpaduma 1 community decided to start the development of the community’s market when it was abandoned early this year after fire razed down the place, Iya, who is also the chairman House Committee on Market and Revenue in AMAC, said the allegation by the council’s management was based on a misunderstanding between the council and the community on the issue of shop allocations in the market.
“As far as I am concerned, the community is developing the market and the issue of fake allocation of shops using AMAC document are misconception. “As councilor representing this area, I see it as my responsibility to initiate community’s developmental effort so that after my tenure, I will have something to write home about,’’ he said.
He said the community members have started the development of the market and advised that if government is interested in the market, they should help upgrade it to a befitting standard.