The Anambra State government has declared free transportation for commuters within the state starting from December 1, 2019, to January 5, 2020.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transport Company Of Anambra State, TRACAS, Dr Ifeoma Madukasi, stated this while speaking to newsmen at the companys head office in Awka on Saturday.
Tribune Online gathered that the designated routes include Awka to Onitsha by Old Road, Eke Awka to Head bridge, Awka to Onitsha by Express to Upper Iweka, Awka to Otuocha by Aguleri Junction.
Others are Onitsha to Ogbaru by LGA Headquarters, Awka to Nnewi by Nkwo Nnewi Triangle and Awka to Oko, Ekwulobia to Onitsha, among others.
Madukasi revealed that the gesture is part of Governor Willie Obiano-led administrations efforts to cushion the effects of the high cost of transportation usually associated with the yuletide season.
While expressing optimism that the governors gesture which she described as humane and people-oriented will aid in alleviating the high cost of transportation, Madukasi stressed that the target is the densely populated areas.
While extolling Governor Obianos efforts in all sectors of the state economy, Madukasi called on the citizens to report anyone who collects money for using the buses.
She added that a monitoring team has been put in place to check lapses as there are special packages for drivers of such buses.