The government of Anambra State has declared free transportation for commuters within the State starting from December 1, 2019, to January 5, 2020.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transport Company Of Anambra State, TRACAS, Dr. Ifeoma Madukasi, stated this while addressing the Press at the Company’s Head Office in Awka.
Government House correspondents report that the designated routes include Awka to Onitsha by Old Road, Eke Awka to Head bridge, Awka to Onitsha by Express to Upper Iweka, Awka to Otuocha by Aguleri Junction.
Others are Onitsha to Ogbaru by LGA Headquarters, Awka to Nnewi by Nkwo Nnewi Triangle and Awka to Oko, Ekwulobia to Onitsha.
Dr Madukasi revealed that the gesture is part of Governor Willie Obiano’s administration’s efforts to cushion the effects of high cost of transportation usually associated with the yuletide season.
While expressing optimism that the Governor’s gesture which she described as humane and people-oriented, will aid in alleviating the high cost of transportation, Dr Madukasi stressed that the target is the densely populated areas.
She extolled Governor Obiano’s efforts in all sectors of the State economy, Dr Madukasi called on Ndi Anambra to report anyone who collects money for using the buses, adding that a monitoring team has been put in place to check lapses, as there are special packages for drivers of such buses.