Delta State governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has inaugurated Delta State Traffic Management Agency, DESTMA, with a charge to improve traffic compliance, ensure safe, reliable and accident free transportation on the state’s roads.
Speaking at the end of an eight-day induction course for pioneer DESTMA Staff in Asaba, Governor Okowa said that the setting up of the agency was meant to check bad road behaviour and enhance free flow of traffic, safety level and security on the roads.
He said: “I want to congratulate the management and staff of DESTMA, for the successful completion of this induction programme. It is a good starting point for a critical intervention agency that has this unenviable task of ensuring safe, reliable and accident free transportation on our roads.
“All over the world, the growth of urbanization has created overcrowded cities leading to increasing traffic congestions and other anti-social behaviour on the roads. DESTMA has the goal of checking bad behaviour and enhancing the overall level of safety and security on our roads.”