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Anambra Int’l Airport project in progress

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 THE Anambra International Cargo Airport Project at Umueri, in Anambra East Local Government Area,  is on course and would be accomplished by the present administration of Governor Willie Obiano .

 Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, gave this assurance while speaking with journalists in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, describing the airport as a critical initiative to boost economic and industrial revolution in the state.

 Dr. Madubuko confirmed that construction of the airport would gear up at the sprawling site at Umueri, Anambra East LGA, once the rainy season receded.

 He also clarified that the new colour for commercial buses and tricycle (‘Keke’) was intended to curb sundry crimes, stressing that all commercial vehicle operators in the state should comply with the policy or risk impoundment, warning that defaulters would have their vehicles impounded.

Dr. Madubuko reiterated that the present administration placed top priority on the security of lives and property of the citizenry.

On the recent installation of traffic control lights at strategic junctions around Awka capital city, the commissioner explained that it was intended to facilitate easy traffic movement and promote the beauty of Awka while other major cities like; Onitsha, Nnewi and Ekwulobia would also benefit from the traffic control lights.

Reacting to the recent protest by tipper drivers against an alleged imposition of N2000 fee per trip of sand instead of a fixed daily fee, as applicable to other commercial vehicle drivers, he explained that the issue had been resolved amicably. “Nobody imposed extra fee out of an agreement with the state government”.

 Dr. Madubuko confirmed that many people who indulged in selling illegal emblems to motorists had been arrested and jailed, and for other offences, too.

                He hinted that a new traffic law was underway to penalise offences like using GSM handset while driving, driving against traffic (one way) and others, pointing out that offenders would be summarily tried by mobile courts and may also undergo psychiatric test.

According to him, “anybody who beats or disobeys the traffic lights will be arrested and charged.  We must have to learn the culture of doing things the right and normal way”

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