By Vincent Ujumadu
Awka—AS part of activities to sanitize the state-owned Anambra State Traffic Agency, ASTA, the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has ordered the re-branding of the establishment.
Apparently worried by the poor image the organization was giving the state administration, the governor also announced the suspension of the agency’s activities in Ihiala, Nnewi, Ekwulobia and Onitsha. For now, it is operating only in Awka.
The state Commissioner for Transport, Chief Chuma Mbonu, who announced the government’s move in Awka yesterday, said as a first step, the agency would henceforth be known as Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency, ATMA.
According to Mbonu, bad eggs in the old agency will be sacked after what he described as re-screening of the workers of the establishment.
He said: “We are reorganizing and rebranding the agency and it will come in a new form and new shape for greater efficiency as ordered by His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano.
“Those of them who are good will be retained after the rescreening, while the bad eggs will go. We have the data of all of them.
“The new ATMA will be made up of men and women of integrity. You know their reputation before now had not been wonderful and the state government will rely on additional information from the public to act accordingly.”