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query_builder August 10, 2018 16:39:11

By Stanley Onunkwor

Awka, Aug. 10, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Uchenna Okafor has inaugurated a Tariff Harmonisation Committee for the state in the transport sector.

Mr Okafor urged the committee to avoid being biased in their report, enjoining them to be meticulous in their findings.

The commissioner emphasised that the committee had the way forward for careful collection of Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) and abolishing of illegal levies in the field.

The inauguration took place during a meeting with Park Managers held at the Conference Hall of Secretary to State Government (SSG) at Government House, Awka.

The committee is headed by Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport, Mr Daniel Ezeanwu and Stanley Onunkwor as Secretary.

Other members are Chief Okey Ibekwe, Omodi Onitsha (Park Manager), Mr Douglas Ivezue (Park Manager), Mr Wilfred Ezike (Tricycle Union), Sylvester Obiorah (Tricycle Union) and Mr Nnamdi Okafor (Drivers Union).

The rest are Mr Emmanuel Ukatu (Drivers welfare), Mr Patrick Agha Mba (Chairman, Onitsha North LG), Mr Emenike Atuegbunam (for Vehicle Inspection Officers), all Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants to the Governor on Transport.

The committee has a week to determine tariffs for all IGR under the Ministry of Transport.

They would also be expected to recommend security numbers for all commercial vehicles, tricycles.

Other duties of the committee include recommending strategy for elimination of illegal IGR tickets and tariffs; ascertain what levies that unions collect from their members in the field.

They would also be expected to review operations of private and public parks in the state.

The meeting which was chaired by Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Primus Odili had in attendance Public and Private Park Managers, Drivers Welfare Union, Tricycle Operators Union.

Other groups are the Mass Transit Owners, All the Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants to Governor on Transport.

Mr Odili announced that government intended to develop parks in the state and increase revenues by 30 per cent with effect from Aug. 14. (MOI)