A public commentator and a social media user from Katsina in person of Jamil Isma’il Mabai took to his Facebook time line and asked a question about why the current administration under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari will embark on the construction of a shopping mall in Gwangwan area even when Dubai market and Katsina shopping mall constructed by the previous administration were all abandoned?
In his words, Jamilu wrote: “Katsina City Mall abandoned, Dubai Market abondoned also, Now we have Gwangwon shooping mall under construction. what is the rationale behind leaving out those shops unoccupied & abandoned to waste while the government embarks on to building a new mega shopping mall at Gwangwon Katsina?”.
But many people commented on the issue he raised and some diverging views were expressed with some people supporting the idea of the Gwangwan shopping mall while some others think it would have been better if the the former were well utilised before commencing on the current shopping mall.
According to one ‘Abdul Bamally’, he said that: “Honestly katsina Mall location is just not too good from a differnt angle. But however, the existence of the mall at its current location may brought forth another business society around the area since its just developing. People of katsina are not that commercially oriented society, am afraid but it will receive little or no patronage compared to gwongwon location. In every bussines model, the location matters to attain its defined objectives.”
Also, Maikudi Kabir Kankia shared same view with Abdul Bamally, he said: “The location of the two markets were inappropriate, no business man will risk starting a business in a location where security is not guaranteed and the turn out buyers is not certain.”
But on the other hand, Salihu Abdulmumini chose to be different, he said: “What (is) worrying most is KATSINA SHOPPING MALL and DUBAI MARKET was constructed by Katsina state government for Katsinawa but this administration abandoned them for a reason best to them. Government is continuity.”
Aliyu Ja Kurfi also share same believe with the above. He said: “[Am] sorry this (is) what People said when ring road was being constructed. What of today? Katsina Will expand that is what is refer to as thinking ahead. This how city develop On a barren land.”
Please add your opinion to it too.