Anambra State Government has flagged off the enforcement of the state’s Traffic Management Code, ATMC number.
The exercise was performed by the state Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Afam Mbanefo.
The flag off, which took place at the Jerome Udorji State Secretariat Awka, was attended by Vehicle Inspection Officers, representatives of Anambra State Tippers Association, Urban Drivers Welfare Association Anambra State, Keke riders, among others.
Performing the exercise, Commissioner Mbanefo explained that the ATMC number is designed to assist commuters, security personnel and taskforce members in proper identification and management of commercial drivers and their activities on the road, noting that much time and publicity had been given for the concerned drivers to register and obtain the ATMC number.
Mr. Mbanefo, who explained that designated areas have been mapped out for registration, urged the taskforce members to be civil in operations, adding that the state government is only interested in improving security and not making money through the exercise.
The head of Special Duties, Ministry of Transport, Honourable Sunday Okafor, who explained that the taskforce is ready to commence the enforcement exercise to assist the government achieve set objectives in the transport sector, urged commercial drivers to see the benefits of the exercise.
Correspondent Joseph Egbeocha reports that the Public Relations Officer of Anambra State Tippers Association, Elder Ozoemena Okoye, who spoke on behalf of others, acknowledged that much time and publicity had been given for concerned drivers to register and obtain the ATMC number and called for the full enforcement owing to inherent benefits.