Katsina gov’t commissions new modern KTSTA Motor Park at Malumfashi
Katsina State Governor Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has commissioned a new Motor Park constructed by the State Transport Authority in Malumfashi town.
The construction of the Motor Park is part of the efforts being made by the Transport Authority towards revitalizing transportation activities across the State.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Aminu Bello Masari said the construction of the new Motor Park indicated that the commitment being made in revitalizing transportation sector has started yielding positive result.
Governor Aminu Masari revealed that the State Transport Authority has spent over seventy million naira for the construction of the new Motor Park in Malumfashi town out of its internally generated revenue.
The Governor commended the General Manager of KTSTA for prudent management of the internally generated revenue.
He pointed out that Government is providing subsidy to Passengers patronizing the services of KTSTA to ease movement of people within the State and beyond.
Alhaji Aminu Masari stressed the need for people to desist from patronizing commercial Vehicles carrying Passengers by the road side.
He therefore charged police, and the Executive members of NURTW and NARTO to put more effort in checking those carrying Passengers by the road side for security purposes.
The Governor enjoined people of Malumfashi to ensure proper utilization of the new Motor Park to achieve the desired objectives.
The Commissioner of Works, Housing and Transport Alhaji Tasi’u Dahiru Dandagoro said the new Motor Park has administrative Block, Toilet facilities, Masjid for both Male and Female Passengers as well as other structures.
Alhaji Tasi’u Dahiru Dandagopro explained that the current State Administration has expended over one point one billion naira for the purchase of twenty five brand new buses to enhance the activities of the State transport Authority.
He maintained that over six hundred and thirty two thousand Passengers patronized the services of KTSTA last year with the total subsidy enjoyed by the Passengers amounting to over one hundred and thirty seven million naira.
The Works Commissioner revealed that beside purchasing fourteen brand new buses and repair of twenty eight broken ones, the General Manger also constructed additional Toilet facilities at KTSTA Stations in Dutsinma, Daura, Katsina and Funtua.
Earlier, the General Manger of KTSTA Alhaji Haruna Musa Rogoji thanked Governor Aminu Bello Masari for the courage and support given to him which led to the huge successes recorded by the Authority.