By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI—EBONYI State Government, yesterday said, it had put modalities in place to ensure the distribution of 400 tricycles to indigent youths and women across the state.
The Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Job Creation, Barr Orji Uchenna Orji stated this while inspecting the tricycle assembly ground at the State Government House, Abakaliki.
Orji reiterated the commitment of the present administration towards enhancing the living standard of the people of the state through life changing empowerment programmes,adding that very soon,a group of youths / women would be sent to Lagos State to acquire skills on how to repair tricycles as the trainees would be empowered to own tricycle workshops in the State.
According to him, those nominated to benefit from the tricycle Empowerment Programmes would be exposed to training on international best practices on driving of tricycles, so as to reduce incessant cases of accident.