KWARTMA to deploy 180 officers for Sallah

Written by on August 13, 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of Kwara State Road Traffic Management Authority (KWARTMA), Mr. Yekeen Babatunde Bello has disclosed that about 180 personnel will be drafted to ensure free flow of traffic before and during the Eid-el-Kabir festivities.We have already mapped out strategies to ensure a free flow of traffic during this Sallah festival. We know it is an annual event and so from Monday, (today) you will begin to see our men at all these ram seller areas. Even people in the office will be drafted out to maintain a free flow of traffic for this Sallah festival. In all about 180 personnel will be drafted for this exercise, he said.He also informed that KWARTMA will soon have its men and officers in all the 16 local government areas of the state to ensure free flow of traffic in all the nooks and crannies of the state.The CEO who made this disclosure during a briefing with men and officers of the agency stated that the 16 local government areas of the state has been segmented into 8 zones for easy administration.Bello who has just been reappointed for another term of four years stated that the agency will commence operations with three zones which are traffic prone areas. The pioneer zones are Omu-Aran, Offa and Bode Saadu.The KWARTMA boss also stated that given the huge financial requirement for recruiting new personnel and the prevailing paucity of funds in the state, the agency will soon flag off a program called KWARTMA Traffic Mayor. He explained that this will ensure that enforcement is wide spread and thereby complement the shortage of manpower in the agency.In his words, anyone above assistant director level in the civil service, people of high integrity, executives of Unions and Journalists will be members of the traffic mayor and their power will be the same as a serving KWARTMA officer, they will have the power to fine.Explaining further, Alhaji Bello said the manual for the traffic mayor is completed and presently in the press.

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