The Rivers Monorail Project when completed would reduce traffic and travel time in the ever busy and traffic congested City of Port Harcourt.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport Mr. Nuka Nwikpasi stated this during a media tour of the stations and deport of the Rivers Monorail.
He noted that Public transportation all over the world is a social service that is often subsidized by Government, stressing that the Social impact of the project would be felt by all.
On his part the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Communications Mr. Samuel Woka said that since the model of the Rivers Monorail is the first in Africa it would serve both as a tourist attraction and also a means of transportation.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Nnabuike Imegwu has said that the abduction of Mr. Freddy Ndigbara a Director in the Ministry was politically motivated.
Dr. Imegwu stated this when he paid a solidarity visit to Mrs. Ndigbara in company of the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Emilia Teetito, Directors and Heads of Departments in the Ministry recently.
Speaking, the Commissioner said ‘‘these are trying moments in the life of the State and a trying season because we know the much we know nobody needs to tell us, or do we need to consult anybody.
What has happened has happened, they are trying to do what they are doing, it is politically motivated, he added.
As part of its efforts to boost HealthCare delivery in Rivers State, the Government is set to employ qualified Medical Doctors.
According to a statement from the office of the Permanent Secretary, of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Somieari Issac Harry, the Government is inviting qualified Rivers Indigenes who underwent training in Foreign Universities as Medical Doctors to apply for employment with the State Ministry of Health.
The statement further directed that all applications should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary Rivers State Ministry of Health, Block A, State Secretariat Complex Port Harcourt.
It stated that all applications should reach the Permanent Secretary not later than February 27, 2015.
The Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Hon. Joe Poroma has charged staff of his Ministry to work with compassion as to add more value to the lives of those in their care while commending them on the efforts they put in to work last year.
Hon. Poroma stated this yesterday at a meeting held with staff of the Ministry in his office.
The Commissioner said caring for the less privileged requires a lot of patience, care, sympathy and tolerance.
The Rivers State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed twenty one nominees for Local Government Caretaker Committees submitted to them by the Governor of the State Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.