CITIZENS COMPASS —Delta State Government has announced that it would shut unauthorised motor parks and markets in the State particularly in Warri, Uvwie, and their environs.
Special Area Development Agency, (WUEDA) made the announcement on behalf of the State Government.
WUEDA Director General, Prince Godwin Ejinyere reiterated this in Effurun on Christmas Day after a drive around the city to observe some areas that are notorious for chaotic vehicular traffic.
The areas are Jakpa, Airport, and Enerhen junctions, Udu Road to express junction in Ovwian, Effurun roundabout, tankers park and express junction by refinery bridge, and Ugbuwangue junction along NPA expressway.
Others are PTI junction, DSC roundabout, Ugbomro, Otokutu and Mofor junctions along DSC expressway, Okumagba Estate, Okere Market, Warri Main Market and Igbudu Market by hausa quarters; DDPA, Ugborikoko, and Edjeba junctions along Airport Road; and Ekpan roundabout in Ekpan.
He said these areas have been notorious for indiscriminate parking and loading of vehicles, especially tricycles, along the roads and at road junctions in the name of motor parks, which he said would be shut down to give the City a facelift as from 2024.
Hon. Ejinyere also warned that broken down vehicles abandoned on the streets and roads will be impounded by the appropriate Govt agencies working in synergy with WUEDA, to bring sanity to the City. He said owners of such vehicles shall be made to face sanctions through the aid of a task force and a Mobile Court.
He also said that the Agency would shut down all unauthorized markets in any part of the Oil City, as such markets have compounded the chaotic vehicular traffic situation in parts of the Agency’s mandate areas
The WUEDA DG emphasized that Governor Sheriff Oborevwori was serious about restoring the lost glory of Warri, Uvwie and their environs, adding that his Agency would ensure that the Governor’s MORE agenda for the Oil City was achieved to the letter.