Anambra to build N2bn truck parks


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Anambra State Government yesterday said it would construct four specially designed motor parks for trucks in four border towns in the state as part of measures to restrict their movement.

The parks are to be sited in Onitsha, Amoka in Ihiala local government area, Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government Area and Amansea in Awka North Local Government Area.

Commissioner for Transport, Dr.Ifeanyichukwu Ejikeme, said in Awka that the state government was also determined to restrict articulated vehicles from plying roads in the state between 6a.m. and 7 p.m. to reduce road carnage in the state.

According to the commissioner, once the truck parks were in place, it would be easy to enforce the order restricting their movements, explaining that Governor Willie Obiano had wanted the order to take effect from this month, but for logistics challenges.

He said the state Attorney- General and commissioner for Justice, Mr. Anali Chude was already working on a bill to be sent to the House of Assembly for passage to give the restriction the required legal teeth. (Vanguard)


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