March 15, 2017

Abia council bans roadside motor parks, market

By Ugochukwu Alaribe

ABA—In a bid to ease traffic at the Osisioma junction on the Enugu –Port Harcourt expressway, the Osisioma Ngwa council area of Abia State, has banned the operation of roadside motor parks and markets in the area.

Chairman of the council, Mr. Benjamin Mgbeahuru, who stated this while on a visit to the area, said the move is meant to decongest the junction, and warned motor companies and traders to relocate to the newly-built Osisioma Ngwa Motor Park and the Ekeakpara market, adding that any person found loading buses or trading at the junction will be arrested and his vehicle or wares confiscated.

He said: “This place is not meant for a motor park or market. In spite of several warning we have given these traders and motor park people, they still come out to load vehicles here.   ”Traders should relocate to the Ekeakpara market. We have the Osisioma Ngwa Motor Park. Motor companies are directed to relocate to the Osisoma Ngwa Park. We have decided to move them by force. I have set up a 24- hour surveillance team to confiscate such vehicles or wares and take them to the council secretariat.”