Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano on Friday, inaugurated a new motor park, at the popular Professor Kenneth Dike quarters, located near Eke-Awka Market, in Awka, the capital city.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said the motor park built and managed by the state owned Transport Company of Anambra State (TRACAS), was into partnership with private investors to enhance service delivery to Ndi-Anambra across the country, who are coming home, especially during 2020 Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
The governor represented by the State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Afam Mbenefo, explained that the move was to resolve the perennial traffic congestion being experienced by motorists at the Eke Awka end of Zik’s Avenue, as well as to create jobs for those who have interest in the Transport Sector.
While inspecting facilities in the parks, which include public conveniences, canteens, water supply and waiting bay, Commissioner Mbanefo, affirmed that they met the stipulated standards.
In her speech, the Managing Director, Transport Company of Anambra State (TRACAS), Dr. Ify Madukasi, informed that the project was in partnership with Private investors for optimal and quality service delivery and urged passengers travelling to Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Kaduna, Benue, Port Harcourt, Calabar and Ikom in Cross River State to board vehicles in the parks to avoid any unfortunate circumstances during the festive period.
She called on park Managers in the State to work in tandem with others to sustain the peace and harmony in the transport sector, and as well boost the Internal Generated Revenue of the state.
Dr. Madukasi reminded the workers that Transport sector is critical to the State, warning that TRACAS Management would not condone any act of economic sabotage against the effort of the State Government.
The Governor’s Senior Special Adviser on TRACAS, Honourable George Udedibia, while commending the Governor, said the newly inaugurated facility would help curb cases of accidents recorded at the Enugu – Onitsha Expressway where most of the interstate Transport Companies are stationed.
He added that the venture was also aimed at immortalising the departed academic icon, Professor Kenneth Dike and to beautify the capital city of Awka.