Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeney Vincente B. Emano on Tuesday urged the city government to impose strictly the “truck ban” in order to ease the traffic congestion in the city and Misamis Oriental.
Emano made the unsolicited advice in the wake of the burgeoning traffic congestion in the city’s major thoroughfares here throughout the day.
”The city government should impose the city ordinance on banning big cargo trucks and vehicles, especially 10- to 16- wheeler trailer trucks, from plying the city’s major streets during the daytime,” Emano said.
He said that cargo and delivery trucks, trailers and other big vehicles should be allowed to travel only from 10 p.m. until 4 p.m.
According to Emano, the city government could coordinate with other traffic enforcement agencies in deputizing local villagers and volunteers to run after violators.
”The city government did not ask for my advice, but if asked, I would strongly recommend the implementation of the truck ban and the activation of village volunteers to take care of the traffic in their areas,” Emano said.
“I am for the development of Cagayan De Oro and the establishment of businesses such as malls because it gives more opportunities to the Misamisnons in terms of job and economic activities,” he said. (NRM/PNA)