Awka-Anambra State House of Assembly has called on the State Government to direct the Commissioner for transport to supervise vehicles properly before issuance of road worthiness certificates to owners.
They urged that the ministry ought to install machinery to ensure that heads of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) would perform their jobs as it should be.
The House made this call following a motion sponsored by a member representing Orumba South constituency, Mr Emmanuel Nwafor on Aug. 20.
The Deputy Speaker, Mr Paschal Agbodike, who presided during plenary said it was necessary that vehicles were thoroughly tested to save life and property of people of the state.
The resolution was read by the Deputy Speaker and the lawmakers before being unanimously adopted through voice votes.
Mr Nwafor noted that Anambra State Government established three testing centres in the state to ensure that vehicles plying the roads were in good condition.
“Most of the vehicle accidents in the state can be attributed to poor maintenance of vehicles, which is as a result of non compliance to vehicle testing before issuance of road worthiness certificate by VIOs.
“I am convinced that subjecting vehicles to test before issuance of vehicle licences, including road worthiness certificates will reduce significantly the level of road accidents and ensure that vehicles plying our roads are in good condition.
“If adequate measures are taken to ensure that vehicles are tested before plying the roads, record keeping will be possible and increase internally generated revenue to the state.’’
Two third of the members supported the motion and sitting was adjourned to Aug. 25.
Source: Anambra State Government