Format: MS WORD | Chapter: 1-5 | Pages: 65-80
STREET TRADING AND RAPE: CAUSES AND EFFECT
Street trading and rate, the causes and the effect in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. The objective or aim of this study are is to proffer solution to the causes of street trading and rape in Oredo Local Government of Edo State. The population of the study were made up of one hundred and twenty people selected from six community or wards in Oredo Local Government Area. The instrument used for the investigation of data was the questionnaire. The researcher hereby recommended policy maker to eliminate street trading and to enlighten the people or citizens on the causes of rape and its effect in Oredo Local Government Area.
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
The increase of street trading and rape over the years in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State cannot be overemphasized. Any critical observer of Nigerians socio-economic condition will agree that the living condition of some people are below standard. It can be observed that majority of these street trading are exposed to danger, for instance female street vendors frequently become victims of rate, this is dangerous because forced sexual activity may cause infection that may cause irreparable damage to her reproductive system. This project therefore will examine street trading and rape in Oredo Local government Area of Edo State.
Oredo Local Government Area is one of the three local government areas that make up the state capital, Benin City with its administrative headquarter at king square in the city centre. The people there are mostly sole proprietors, small scale traders and also street traders and as such could not afford large scale enterprises, hence they embrace little that can yield income for them to cater for themselves and families. Some examples of the traders done on street are;
1) Sales of recharge cards
2) Mini provision kiosks
3) Retail shops
4) Selling of corn
5) Roasting of plantain (i.e. bole). Etc.
Street trading according to Uwoyo (1995) is a trade done on a public road in city, town or village. It is as a result of low financial status of the people with the inability of creating lager business enterprises that can yield good income street trading in Oredo Local Government Areas is mostly caused by poverty. For example; a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as Okada Riders, with a family if 6 (six) children and whose wife finds it difficult to use the money gotten from his Okada Business to cater for his family will set up a little sole proprietorship business or give his wife little money to open any street trade to help the family. However in another view by Nwoyo (2005), street trading can also be caused by lack of education, high birth rate, frustration, etc.
Okeyo (1998) gave the following as the main criteria used to describe street trading:
1) It is usually sited on streets
2) It is usually a sole proprietorship business
3) Financial strength
4) Scale of value
5) Relative size and initial capital outlay
Basically, as a manifestation of various attempts by the developing world to chart the course of new economic growth and development, it is also vital to note the prospects; Ogoke (2005) explained that in Nigeria, street trading constitutes the largest proportion of societal trade sector.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
This work is designed to show the causes and the effect of rape. To examine the factor responsible for rape. This research work is also designed to suggest workable solution to the problems of street trading and rape.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
1. To examine the factors responsible for street trading
2. To enlighten people about the effect of street trading and rape.
3. To bring government attention to street trading.
4. To proffer solution to these factors responsible for street trading and rape.
1) What are the causes of street trading?
2) Does street trading effects the people in Oredo Local Government?
3) What are the reasons for rape
4) How can street trading be minimized in Oredo Local Government Area.
5) What are the role of parents in street trading?
6) What are the role of government in the street trading?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The major significance of this study is to proffer solution to the menace of street trading and rape in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. it is hoped that the study will help in minimizing problems associated with street trading and will increase the body of knowledge on the operation of street trading which is in form of sole Proprietorship business, it is also helped that the study will be useful to economic planners, sole proprietors, street traders and decision makers.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This research work is limited to Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. It is to examine the causes and the effect of street trading and rape in Oredo Local Government Area. The validity of this entire result is limited to the accuracy of the information supplied by the respondents.