Katsina state assembly move to establish ‘KAROTA-like’ state road traffic agency named KATSROSA
A bill for a law to establish Katsina state security and road traffic authority KATSROSA has passed second reading on the floor of the house of assembly.
The bill will enable the state government to establish a befitting authority saddling with the responsibility to ensure public security and traffic regulations in the state.
Presenting the bill for the second reading the acting majority leader Hon. Abubakar Korau said the board if establish will ensure safety on roads through diligent adherence to traffic rules and regulations by road users.
Alhaji Abubakar Korau noted that the establishment of KATSROSA is part of the government promises to provide the employment opportunities to the teaming youths and to propel the economic growth through the fines and other charges by the road traffic offenders in addition to protection of children and other pedestrians from the road hazards.
According to the bill, the agency will be headed by the director general. Will also consist the vehicle inspection department to be headed by a state director vehicle inspection and the director head of security guards.
However, the then speaker of the House direct committee on work and housing and that of security to make a fact finding mission in other states that have similar agencies and to report their findings in one month.
(This news first appeared on Katsinapost.com on 29th September, 2016)