Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha bans the use of tricycles popularly known as keke napep/marwa in Owerri, the state capital.
Starting from Tuesday, 5th of September, residents of Owerri would no longer have the chance to move around certain designated areas of the city in keke napep but in taxis.
The state governor made this announcement yesterday, Wednesday 30th of August while addressing the keke operators. Governor Okorocha took a better step by providing the tricycle owners new Passat Wagon cars (Taximo). He donated about 2000 vehicles to replace the use of keke napep in Owerri.
Ballots were casted in order to have an account of those who would benefit in a particular order. The first beneficiaries would get their taxis next month; September, second batch beneficiaries would get theirs by October and the last batch to get theirs by December this year.