Stakeholdees, especially tenants, property and business owners affected by the proposed modern transport interchange at Market Road, Enugu, popularly known as Holy Ghost, have commended Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah for the initiative and prompt payment of compensation.

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According to the affected property and business owners, they have started receiving compensations as pledged by the Enugu State government, saying the proposed modern bus terminal is a game changer.

Managing Director of A.C Decanal Company Ltd, Mrs. Ngozi Nnamani, on Tuesday, confirmed payment of compensation from the state government.

Speaking to newsmen at her Holy Ghost business premise, Mrs. Nnamani pledged stakeholders’ support for the project and Mbah’s government.

She said “Yes, he consulted us about this project. We were not exactly happy about this initially, but now we have seen that the project is a good one. If he will do it exactly the way he said it; that is to finish the project in the next one year and reinstate us back here, that will be lovely.

“He promised to compensate us, and some of us have started receiving the compensation. There is a temporary site he promised to give us in the meantime for anyone interested in that. We are told that it’s around the New Market area.

“During the campaign, we fought to make sure that a businessman like us won, and we are glad he won. We support the project fully. Once he keeps his word, we are happy. I am seeing a change coming into Enugu State, we may feel a bit bad now because of this, but I know that when the project is done, all of us will be

Enugu State Commissioner of Transportation, Dr. Obi Ozor, said that Governor Mbah Administration had held extensive dialogue with the stakeholders on how to bring about an affordable, efficient transportation system, including road network and both bus and truck terminals, explained the government was on the same page with affected tenants, business and property owners.

“The Holy Ghost where we are starting accommodates 41 per cent of all the metro vehicular passenger traffic in the state. What that means is that about one out of two vehicles that is either going out of Enugu passes through this place. And as you can see today, it is in bad shape. For over three decades, this place has remained like this. It is no longer working,” he stated.