Anambra Transport Ministry enforces ban on interstate movement 1
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Anambra Transport Ministry enforces ban on interstate movement

The Anambra state Ministry of Transport has reiterated its strict enforcement of ban for interstate movements as part of Governor Willie Obiano’s directive to preventing the spread of COVID19.

The Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, who led a task force team to Amansea boundary, discovered that apart from the haulage trucks and those carrying essential services, some motorists especially commercial buses and cyclists still fail to adhere to the directives and freely transport goods and persons across the boundary.

During the inspection, they also discovered some hidden parks, and vehicles that flaunted the directive were impounded by the task force team, while the Commissioner liaised with the security personnel and men of the OCHA Brigade on ways to effectively carry out the directive especially against those walking through the boundary.

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At the Ebenebe boundary, the Transition Committee chairman for Awka North council area, Mr. Ferdinand Onwuje and some community youths, together with security operatives stationed at the boundary were seen enforcing the directive.

In his remark, Dr. Mmadubuko, who reinstated that only intra state movement is allowed, revealed that in order to ensure strict obedience to the governor’s directive, community vigilante service, youths and some government appointees will be drafted to work in synergy with the police to ensure total compliance.

He also noted that the water ways are not left out of the directive, as task force personnel have been deployed to the water ways, even though according to him, there are hitches but they are tightening the loose ends and appreciated Mr. Onwuje and his team for showing commitment towards the directive.

Mr. Onwuje however appreciated the government for sending in security personnel to compliment their efforts in ensuring compliance.

THE DAILY VENDOR correspondent, reports that over twenty-five vehicles were seized for engaging in commercial transport businesses across the boundary and proper sanctions will be applied on them.

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