Chairman commends Urban Drivers Welfare Association


The Urban Drivers Welfare Association, (UDWAS), Anambra State, have been commended for cautioning against sale of too many tickets on daily basis by some individual at some locations by shuttle Bus drivers.

Chairman Bus Drivers Welfare Association Ogbaru Unit (BDWAO), Mr Anthony Ezeokoli made the commendation, while responding to questions during an interview by newsmen at his office at Uga Junction Expressway, Onitsha.

Mr Ezeokoli said that since state Government took over the supervision of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) handling, all illegal activities had ceased to operate.

“UDWAS is our mother that speaks on our behalf, whenever problems arise; such as illegal ticketing by unauthorised persons who parade themselves as state government IGR representatives.Presentation of our problems to the commissioner for Transport, Mr Afam Mbanefo, helps us to we are at peace.

“Government has always shown support and encouragement to us as we work as a team to shun illegal activities,’’ he added.

The Peace Committee Chairman (BDWAO) Mr ThankGod Uzoma expressed overwhelming joy about not recording any case of COVID-19 in his unit.

Uzoma added that they would leave no stones unturned in keeping to the directives of the Government in curbing spread of the virus.

He pleaded with Government to help in providing more garages for them.

“Our park is no longer spacious, it is no longer containing us; some of us park our buses on the road, thereby causing obstruction for other road users.

“That is why we are calling on Government to come to our rescue,” Uzoma added.

Treasurer Ogbaru Unit, Charles Okafor thanked the Government for always lending listening ears to cries by commercial drivers. “We been cautioned never to portray the state in a bad light’’.