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A midyear strategic review meeting for Anambra Vehicle Inspection Officers has ended in Awka with calls for the autonomy of the department and resolution of duplication of duties


with sister agencies for effectiveness and improved revenue generation in the State.
The training is part of the reforms going on in the road traffic management sector of the state.
Until the present administration initiated efforts towards promoting safety on Anambra roads, the Vehicle Inspection Office was in near comatose but recently with an ultra modern state of Art Vehicle Inspection Bay, comprising of computerized facilities, it has been a new phase for the office, consequently the need for capacity development of officers.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Transports and General Supervisor for the V.I.O functions in the state, Mr Raphael Okoye said the review meeting was to access the activities of the office so far and restrategise for better results in the state.
Mr Okoye noted that the capacity development of the officers is a fundamental in achieving the target of the office in the state, through boosting their morale and given proper reorientation on what is their actual functions in line with the law establishing the Agency in order to become a reference point in road safety management.
The Resource Persons at the training including Prince Fidelis Nnadi and Mr Olisa Aniunoh decried the duplication of duties of agencies involved in road management both at State and Federal levels , stating that such duplication affects revenues that suppose to go to the State government, and hence advocated the harmonization of those functions.
They also called for a full fledged autonomy of the V.I.O and intensive sensitization of members of the public better understanding of their responsibilities on roads. 
Interactive session by participants at the meeting on the best way forward formed the climax of the training.

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