Governor T.A. Orji orders for the relocation of motor parks in Umuahia




All motor parks in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State have been directed to relocate to the new Bus Terminal located at the Abia Tower junction of the Enugu- Port Harcourt Expressway in a move by the state government to decongest the city centre.

Inaugurating the bus terminal on Monday, Governor Theodore Orji regretted that lack of modern motor parks in the state capital had been responsible for the perennial traffic  jam in the city, but noted with delight that the park would bring the problem to an end.

He said the opening of the bus terminal would also bring  development and increase economic activities around the site and appealed to drivers to use the park instead of picking and dropping off passengers at unauthorised places.

Orji stated that a number of legacy projects completed by his administration were awaiting inauguration.

“Henceforth, my office has been relocated to inauguration grounds because from now on, we will start inaugurating so many projects we have done,” her said.

Speaking with our corespondent in an interview,  the Chairman of Drivers Welfare Association , Chief Iroegbu Ucheoma, thanked the state government for the feat , saying it would bring relief to drivers, who had suffered a great deal in the hands of touts.

He equally expressed delight with the facilities at the terminal and called on drivers to reciprocate the gesture by making use of the park especially inter- state drivers.

The governor also inaugurated the  Ohiya Mechanic Village recently built by the state government to accommodate mechanics, motor parts dealers and allied products.