It was a frightening scene yesterday along the erstwhile quiet Old Onitsha road, otherwise known as Milliken road when a Peace Mass Transit Bus conveying passengers to Anambra clashed into a commuter inner city bus in Ngwo .
Before the reconstruction of the Milliken road by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, road accident was a rarity and least occurrence within the community. However since reconstruction and rehabilitation of the road by the state government, road accident is almost a daily affair. No fewer than twelve lives have been lost since the reconstruction of the road.
ENUGU-NGWO APPEALS FOR SPEED BUMPS.
Lodega gathers that the community of Enugu-Ngwo has launched several appeals and requests to the state government through the Commissioner for works for the installation of speed bumps to control speeding vehicles as the quiet hitherto serene road has, in recent times, seen a high level of unprecedented flow of traffic since the collapse of Enugu-Onitsha express road. All vehicles entoute Enugu to Lagos, Edo, Delta and Anambra states now ply this road where the community, has for many decades, taken for granted as a less busy road .
During investigation on the plight of the community which has buried their dead on account of raid accident in Thier own backyard, we understood that the community has even volunteered to bare the cost of the installation of the speed bumps if the state government will only give approval.
Speaking to Lodega correspondent, the President-General of Enugu-Ngwo community, Nze John Enwu said, “we are ready to bear the cost of the speed bumps and install them at Government approved standards if the Enugu State Government will only give us approval.
” We have written severally even the the commisioner for works for this. Our children and old people are cinstaconsbeing threatened by people who ply this road to far distance and are always in s hurry.
” We are appealing our Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to continue the good work of rehabilitation our road to also help in approving speed bumps for us for save our lives.”
On further investigation , similar roads rehabitrrehad and reconstructed in Obioma and Nsude in Udi were all installed with speed bumps. The question begs: why is that of Enugu-Ngwo any different?