Keke Napep Banned in Owerri – Photos of New Imo Taxi.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has given out 2000 Passat Wagon Cars to Motorists in Owerri, the State Capital shortly after announcing that Tricycle (Keke Naped) Operators should cease to operate in parts of the state from SEPTEMBER 5, 2017. See Details Below.
According to the Governor, Only taxis will now be operating in the Capital City.
For that reason, the governor shared about 2000 Passat Wagon Vehicles to Keke Operators as a replacement, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to enable them comply with the directive.
Balloting was conducted at the Hero’s Square for the beneficiaries to emerge. The second batch of beneficiaries will get theirs in October while the third batch will have their own in December 2017.
Roads Where Keke Operations Are Banned in Owerri
Keke Operators would no longer be expected to operate along the major roads of Douglas, Wetheral, Bank Road, Orlu Road and other designated roads.
Addressing the Keke Operators, Governor Rochas Okorocha said,
“Few years ago when the Keke people gave me a very resounding support, I promised you people that I will change you from three legged to four legged and for that reason, today marks the beginning of movement from tricycle to full car. Now the government has made provision for 2,000 taxis to enable all of you to have one taxi each. This is done to give you comfort and make your life prosperous. I would not have been happy if I finish this government without fulfilling my promise”.
He said: “For purpose of clarity this is government empowerment scheme to empower the masses, to reduce pain in your families and to bring comfort. Keke has served us well in Imo State and I want to thank you all for serving us well but as Imo State is developing and getting better with good roads and a lot of infrastructural developments, Keke can no longer be the appropriate means of transport within the Owerri City, this is why we are moving from Keke to a full car”.
See photos of the Cabs Governor Okorocha Gifted Operators below.