The drivers of the enforcement of the Delta State Passengers Welfare Scheme has declared that any transporters or drivers operating commercial transportation within Delta State defaulting from complying with the state passengers scheme will be arraigned before the mobile court set up for the enforcement.
This much was disclosed recently by the MD of Calf-Time Global Concept LTD, Engr. Egogo Lawrence and Consultant to Delta State Government on Passengers Welfare Scheme at Effurun during the enforcement exercise of the team for Delta Central.
Engr. Lawrence explained that the Delta State Passengers Welfare Scheme is to compensate would be accident victims for passengers if it occurs both those that boarded within Delta and beyond.
He posited that some vehicles not loading at the various main parks in the state are those fueling kidnap in the state because their loadings not manifested , noting that with the passengers scheme in place everybody entering any commercial transportation will be manifested for proper data, curbing of kidnapping and other malicious activities by miscreants .
Engr. Lawrence encouraged all residents and drivers to embrace the scheme, adding that peoples compliance is encouraging, appealed to others to key into the scheme as more acceptance and compliance are recorded so far.
According to the Delta passengers and Welfare scheme consultant the law empowering the scheme was enacted in 2002 , assuring that everybody with claims are duly paid as well as medical attention and care delivered, promising that they won’t infringe on anyone’s right, make sure there’s no violence, just as he vow they will sustain the enforcement of the scheme until it is obeyed by all stakeholders.
The Magistrate in charge of the Mobile Court for the enforcement of the Delta state passengers welfare scheme law for Delta Central, Gregory Epete, Esq. was on ground to dispense justice to defaulters , while the Delta state prosecutor from the Ministry of Justice , Peter Daubry, Esq states that according to section 10 of the Delta State Passengers Welfare Scheme law, anybody that violates any provision of law will be sentenced to prison for a period not less than 6 months or option of fine of 20 thousand Naira or both as punishment accordingly to the law.
The State Prosecutor urged all Deltans and people travelling through motor parks to comply as there is benefit in obeying the law.
Some transport companies buses and vehicles were impounded during the enforcement exercise which continues.