By Ifeyinwa Ogwo
Nnewi (Nnewi North LGA), Nov. 24, 2020 (MOI) Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism team has conducted an enforcement drive on business registration at Nnewi.
The team visited Jideofor Hospitality, Frenzy kitchen, CD195 Arena Events Centre, B Robinson Coffee House, De Castle Kitchen, while KDR Kitchen De Royale was sealed.
Acting Director of Hotels and Hospitality, Mrs Stella Anah pointed out that the drive would prompt operators to come to the Ministry for their registration.
“The aim of this registration exercise is to gather data of all restaurants, bars, nightclubs and eateries operating in the state for the ministry’s website and documentation.
“We organised workshops on food safety and good hygiene practices earlier, to ensure that every restaurant, bars, nightclubs and eateries in the state operate in a clean environment.
“We are going to put up more announcements on the registration to further sensitise the public,” she said.
A Consultant to the Ministry, Mr Abuchi Nduba, noted that those registered would be given codes and their facilities would be uploaded to the Ministry’s website.
“This will help the people coming into Anambra to locate any restaurants, bars, nightclubs or eateries of their choice through Google applications.
“In a very short time, I believe the ministry will achieve its objectives with regards to this registration,” he said.
Coordinator, Anambra State Restaurants, Bars Owners Association, Nnewi North and Chairman De Castle kitchen, Mr Akin Ezuluka, enjoined operators of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and eateries to comply with the government directive.
“We stand to gain a lot when we register our facilities because if the government gives out palliatives or incentives, we will benefit from it.”
He, then, promised to sensitise others on the need to register their facilities. (MOI)