Anambra: Governor Obiano Bans Sale Of Alcoholic Drinks In Motor ParksLatest News, News From The State Monday, December 1st, 2014
FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka
As part of measure to reduce road crashes on the highways in Anambra, the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has prohibited the selling of alcoholic drinks in all the motor parks across the State.
The Governor, stated this Monday through the Commissioner for Transport, Barr. Chuma Mbonu, while declaring open the 2014 Ember Months Awareness Campaign Flag-Off organized by the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC in Awka.
He said his administration had put necessary measures in place to ensure accident- free Christmas season this year, noting that anyone who violates the order would be severely dealt with.
According to Obiano, the state government is paying huge attention to road infrastructure in the state as to ease traffic within the state.
Part of the effort, he said, is the construction of three bridges in Awka metropolis, adding that the administration is committed in ensuring that roads in the state were safe for all users.
The governor also expressed the hope that with the level of cooperation of the FRSC, and other relevant agencies the people of the State would experience crash and crime free yuletide this year.
The governor, insisted that his government cannot afford to allow Motor Parks alcoholic drinks sellers to destroy its citizens.
He said a situation where after consuming excess hot drinks and hard drugs, drivers would grab the steering and begin to drive recklessly in unacceptable to the government.
In his remarks, FRSC south east zonal commanding Officer Mr. Charles Nsebong Akpabio who spoke on the theme of the campaign entitled “Road Safety is a Shared Responsibility it depends on you’’ stressed the need for strict adherence to safety regulations by motorists.
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