The New Bridge Foundation has begun the installation of speed bumps on Milliken, Ngwo road in an effort to save lives and reckless driving on the new reconstructed road.
A benevolent act or kindness, compassion and empathy by a Non Governmental Organization, known as New Bridge Foundation (NBF) has taken the initiative to install speed bumps at the newly constructed Ngwo road.
The NGO which bore the financial cost of materials and manpower in stalling the speed bumps have earned the admiration and praise of Ngwo community for its act. It should be recalled that the community had expressed grave concern over the spate of accident in recent times which has resulted in no less than a dozen deaths since the road was reconstruction by the Ugwuanyi-led Government.
The narrow road which has been serving as an inner city road linking residents of Ngwo to Enugu metropolis has recently seen a heavy flow of vehicular traffic since the collapse of the Enugu-Onitsha express road at the Ugwu Onyeama section causing diversion of road users and travellers into Ngwo.
As a result, there has been an unprecedented occurrence of accidents in the community resulting in deaths and grave bodily injury. The community in Ngwo had repeatedly written appeals and petitioned the state government for the installation of bumps to prevent the continued fatal and non fatal accidents that have come to mark the mark in recent times.
Speaking to lodega, the Spokesperson for NBF, Arch Moses Ugwu stated that the organisation was touched by the complaints and weekly occurrence of accident on the road hence decided to install the bumps as a relief measure for children and the aged aged crossing the road regularly.
Speaking further, Arch. Ugwu sstate, “NBF is an NGO dedicated to rendering service to humanity. We believe in equipping the youths with skill acquisition and helping windows.
” In a time like this when we have been witnessing fatal accidents on the new market, Milliken hill road, we now decided to take the bull bull by the horn by installing the speed bumps because we know a letter had been written to the government and its agencies for this speed bumbs to reduce accidents”.
On the question of government intervention, Arch Moses Ugwu stated that some officials of the government came to mark the spots where the speed bumps will be installed but did not contribute financially.
Many residents in the community have expressed relief and gratitude to the NBF for the speed bumps. A recident who declined to give a name, narrated that it has become a nightmare to use the road even at night as transport vehicles drive with reckless speed.