We have restricted the number of registration but because we are dealing with people that may not really understand the measures in place, we keep having
market management while responding to questions from our reporter on the issue of tax payment, said nobody is collecting tax from them but what they charge them is a toll fee of N50 per day.
He said the problem they face is that most of them are not registered but they want to operate in the market.
“We cannot allow that due to reports that sometimes the goods they carry get missing.” he said.
Ejembi said anybody in need of their services must take note of the wheelbarrow number or the number on their vests so that their load can be secured.
“Every registered member has his number inscripted on both the barrow and his vest,” he said. He also said to curb the activities of the unregistered ones among the barrow boys, those that are not registered are arrested on a daily basis by the management and handed over to the police, who in turn send them out of the market.
“We have restricted the number of registration but because we are dealing with people that may not really understand the measures in place, we keep having problems. It is the same people that are registered that keep bringing in the new ones without telling them the prices involved,” he said.
Wheelbarrow pushers at Utako Market.