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Enugu State Government Moves to stop Roadside Trading At Holy Ghost

Enugu state government has begun sensitization over traffic gridlock at Holighost Roundabout. During the campaign, the roadside traders occupying a larger part of the road infrastructure in the area were asked to vacate.

There is no gainsaying that it is long overdue to free the road, and plying Osisatech Roundabout, Through Holighost roundabout to the Prisons Headquarters and down to Akwata Market all around Ogbette Main Market, is a nightmare. The axis is the best definition of lawlessness and absence.

To solve the problems, the Enugu State Government through the state ministry of transportation set up a committee led by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Transportation, Barrister Peter Aja to decongest the state roads.

While speaking to the media, Barrister Peter Aja advised motorists, roadside traders, and everyone contributing to the traffic gridlock around better Main Market to vacate the area.
He draws the attention of the public to the health hazards of traffic and human gridlock, the impact of inhaling carbon emitted from the vehicles as well as delays on the road.

“We have seen people finding it hard to access hospital, even during an emergency due to traffic gridlock in Holighost and no one can ever think of passing through the area on emergency,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman, Ogbete Main Market Traders Association, Cosmas Ezeugwu denied the insinuation that a good number of the traders at Holighost roundabout equally have shops inside the main market.

Hon. Ezeugwu revealed that those trading and occupying a larger part of the main road around Holighost are not members of their association; rather, people who came to do business and often go home with their goods.
Also, the Director of Personnel Management, Enugu North Local Government Council, Barrister Ike Ogbu assured that the council is committed to enforcing the directive of the state government.

However, it is worthy of mention that the traders were emboldened to trade on the roadside after paying to some government agencies and authority.

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