MAN reg­is­ters five new com­pa­nies in Imo/Abia branch

Business a.m. - - NIGERIA FRONTIER MARKETS - Dikachi Franklin in Ow­erri

MAN­U­FAC­TUR ERS AS­SO­CI­A­TION OF NIGE­RIa (MAN), Imo/Abia branch has reg­is­tered five new com­pany mem­bers. The reg­is­tra­tion qual­i­fies and places them in a good stand­ing to en­joy the ben­e­fits ac­cru­able to reg­is­tered mem­bers of MAN.

Such ben­e­fits in­clude cred­i­bil­ity as a man­u­fac­turer, recog­ni­tion by govern­ment agen­cies and busi­ness com­mu­nity, di­rect in­ter­ven­tion on mem­bers prob­lems, busi­ness link­ages, ca­pac­ity build­ing for mem­bers etc., Nwabueze Jones Anyanwu, the branch chair­man told busi­ness a m. in Ow­erri.

Com­pa­nies are listed ac­cord­ing to their sec­toral groups but the new reg­is­tered com­pa­nies in­clude, Juic­ing In­te­grated in­dus­try lim­ited, a man­u­fac­turer of agri­cul­tural ve­hi­cles, steel bins and struc­tures, Hi-Tech Di­ag­nos­tic lim­ited, which pro­duces HIV kits, and Phoenix Spe­cial­ties Big lim­ited, a drug man­u­fac­tur­ing firm.

Oth­ers are Skyrun Global In­vest­ment lim­ited, a man­u­fac­turer of sin­gle phase pre­pay­ment me­ters, me­ter box etc and High­est In­vest­ment and Mar­ket­ing com­pany Nig,. lim­ited which deals on Ce­ram­ics and mar­ble pro­cess­ing.

In a doc­u­ment made avail­able to busi­ness a.m. the com­pa­nies were listed ac­cord­ing to their sec­toral groups which in­clude food, bev­er­ages and to­bacco sec­toral group, chem­i­cal and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sec­tor, Pulp pa­pers and paper prod­ucts, print­ing and pub­lish­ing sec­tor, and tex­tile, wear­ing ap­parel, car­pet, leather and leather footwear sec­toral group

Oth­ers in­clude, do­mes­tic and in­dus­trial plas­tics and rub­ber sec­tor, ba­sic metal, iron and steel and fab­ri­cated metal prod­ucts group, non­metal­lic min­eral prod­ucts group, mo­tor ve­hi­cles and mis­cel­la­neous as­sem­bly sec­tor and elec­tri­cal/ elec­tronic sec­toral group.

He noted with dis­may, the man­u­fac­tur­ing chal­lenges faced by his mem­bers in­clud­ing the poor and di­lap­i­dated road net­work, epilep­tic power sup­ply, flout­ing of Court in­junc­tion re­strain­ing Dis­cos from dis­con­nect­ing mem­bers of MAN by the EEDC, Osi­sioma, Aba in Abia state.

Anyanwu fur­ther re­gret­ted what he de­scribed as mil­i­tarised and crude sys­tem of taxes and levies col­lec­tion of tax and levies con­trac­tors in Imo and Abia States and ap­pealed to the gov­ern­ments of both States to ju­di­ciously ad­dress the harsh op­er­at­ing en­vi­ron­ment faced by man­u­fac­tur­ers.

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