By Martin Opara
The stakeholders of Orluzurumee socio-cultural organization, last Sunday, met at the Akpulu, Ideato North LGA residence of their President General, Chief Emeka Diwe, where he showcased the organization’s score card, under his leadership, which includes the floating of a transport company in the interest of the people and to generally address the transportation challenges of the people and the state in general.
While displaying some of the already acquired vehicles, he said, the initial fleet of twenty buses will start plying the roads any moment from now, as arrangements in that direction have been concluded. He also availed that individuals who intend to register their vehicles under the company’s franchise will also be given the opportunity, as done in other transport companies.
According to him, the company will subsidize the cost of transportation, to cushion the effect of the prevailing hardship and poverty on the people, stressing that “men of integrity and proven track records have been recruited to manage the transport company, to actualize desired objectives”.
When asked what prompted the establishment of the transport company, the acclaimed business mogul said, his leadership is passionate about alleviating the pain and suffering of the people. “I believe this venture, will, aside creating employment opportunities, also enhance economic development, as traders and the rural dwellers will effectively transport and market their wares with ease”.
The renowned community leader and President General of Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU) averred that only healthy, experienced and well trained professional drivers will be employed, to ensure the safety of passengers and their luggages.
When contacted on phone, the Mayor of Orlu, Hon. Emeka Osuorji and the General Manager of Environmental Transformation Agency (ENTRACO) Hon. Jeff Nwoha said government has no intention of demolishing the Orlu International market or relocating IMSUTH for whatever reason. They however confirmed that government is determined to sanitize and give Orlu a face lift, stressing that they have been on radio and television in the past one week, sensitizing the people on the need for to relocate to the beautiful and well constructed shops at the building materials market, Onitsha road shopping plaza and other places provided for the by government.
The meeting was attended by members of the Central Working Committee, the twelve LGA coordinators, youth and women leaders and other stakeholders of the organization. The transport company will be formally launched on a date that will be announced later.