As the Traffic Management Bill undergoes legislative surgery before passage into law, the House has taken the bill meant to correct the wrongs and various transport challenges besetting the state to the public domain for scrutiny.
Mr. Onofiok Luke, Akwa Ibom House of Assembly Speaker while declaring open a public hearing on ‘The Bill to Establish the Akwa Ibom State Road Traffic Management Authority and Other Matters connected therewith’ held at E-Library Complex in Uyo, assured to consider valuable contributions made by stakeholders and experts to the proposed state Road Traffic Management bill as part of the final draft without bias.
Luke, who was represented by Mr. David Lawrence, the Deputy Chief Whip and member representing Eket state constituency, said valuable expert inputs would help the House Committee of Works and Transport to make necessary adjustment before passage of the bill into law.
He said “We are not oblivious of the fact that our state’s transportation system has been fraught with myriads of challenges. The outcome of these challenges is the direct result of the carnage that we see and read of daily on our Roads.
It is also evident in reckless use of Roads by both private and commercial drivers leading to avoidable dangerous congestions on our roads. Our roads have been turned to market places, thereby putting the lives of the people we represent at risk.”