Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Motor Park Owner Attributes hitch-free Yuletide to Ban on Alcoholic Drinks

By Okechukwu Onuegbu
The Chairman, Onitsha Township Taxi and Semi-trucks, Mr. Douglas Ivedezi, yesterday, commended the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano for banning sales of alcoholic drinks in all the motor parks in the state.
News48hrs.com, recalls that Governor Obiano, two weeks ago, banned marketers and drivers from selling and drinking of alcohols in all the Motor Parks in the state with a view to forestalling road crashes during the festive, often occasioned by the drivers excessive intake of alcoholic drinks.
Speaking in an exclusive interview, Mr. Ivedezi lauded the policy, positing that it entrenched sanity on the high ways, because according to him, accidents recoded in the state within the yuletide, were at the barest minimum compared to what was tenable at other states in the federation.
He envisaged that the policy would invigorate the mindset of people or passengers towards the transporters and in furtherance change the lives of the drivers for better.
Ivedezi, while imploring the state government to set up regulatory bodies or monitoring groups to ensuring maintenance and sustainability of the ban against alcohol among road users and parks, disclosed that none of his workers were robbed throughout the Christmas and New Year festivity sequel to the government’s giant strides on security of lives and properties in the state, especially at Upper Iweka and Onitsha 'flyover'.



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