By Anuebunwa Victor Chidozie
Road Users have continued to shower praises on the Mayor of Port Harcourt City, Honourable Ihunwo Victor Nyeche JP, for making commuting on Bishop Okoye Road very easy for them.
They thanked the Mayor for embarking on the decongestion exercise which has seen the defiant traders, who hitherto turned the street to a full blown market making it impossible for vehicular traffic, leave the road thereby increasing mobility.
Bishop Okoye Road, a dual carriageway, constructed and commissioned by Governor Wike of Rivers State on the 28th of May, 2016, as part of the activities to mark his first year in office was immediately returned to a flown blown market- the way it was when the road was in a deplorable state.
Since then, all efforts by the past Port Harcourt City Local Government administrations working with the Rivers State Ministry of Urban Development and Physical Planning to rid traders and the filths of the road had proved abortive until the coming of Honourable Ihunwo Victor Nyeche JP, who took it upon himself to lead the decongestion team of the council to the road at dawn, dusk including on Saturdays and Sundays.
The pith of the success story was the setting up of a group of persons to mount a round-the-clock surveillance on the road to ensure that the defiant traders who were a thorn on the flesh of the past city administrations and the Rivers State Ministry of Urban Development and Physical Planning never found their way back to the road.
The Mayor of Port Harcourt City has shown that he is poised to deliver, and with the dismantling of the street trading notorious status of Bishop Okoye Road, it is a telltale that the end of trading on roads; especially major roads in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area is just by the corner.