By Our Correspondent
The Cross River State Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA) has accused the various transport unions which are Franchisees of government of being responsible for the chaos and ‘insanity’ in the transport sector of the State.
The franchisees include the Association of Urban Taxi (AUT), Calabar Urban Taxi (CUT), JOFINO, Eburutu Lines and Cross Lines.
The accusation was contained in a press release signed by the GM of the Agency, Mr. Mfon Bassey and made available to journalists recently in Calabar where various unions were advised to “desist from setting the public and commercial drivers against the Agency through peddling of false rumors and misinformation on the activities of the Commercial Transportation Regulatory Agency”.
The agency immediately banned the sale of the “Coalition of Commercial Drivers of Cross River State and Drivers dues ticket of fifty naira”.
Directing that “any person or group of persons found selling the ticket shall be arrested and prosecuted”.
The release further states that “in pursuance of the provision of Part 5, sections 21 and 22 of the Cross River State Commercial Transportation (Regulatory and Monitoring) Agency Law, No. 2 of 2010.
“All transport operators or intending operators are requested as a matter of urgency to go to CTRA office at 100 Marian Road, Calabar to get registered and obtain operational license.”
The statement also reminded the public is reminded that the legalization of unpainted taxis (off color) is still in force and registration is ongoing.
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