Tracking the N30,000 one-off grant to 166,685 transport workers across the country
Written by darling on August 25, 2021
As part of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, the federal government launched the Transport Track of the Transport and Artisans scheme under its Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund.
The Transport Track is targeted at 4,505 beneficiaries in each state across the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and is expected to provide a one-off grant of N30,000 each to qualified individuals operating in the transport sector.
These include Rideshare drivers, such as Uber, Bolt, etc., taxi drivers, bus drivers, ‘KekeNapep riders, okada riders, cart pushers etc. It is estimated that nearly N5 billion would be spent on the scheme. What is the situation in Imo State? Did transporters in Imo even get this? How many did?
The reporter set out to find out if there were transporters who caught this glimpse of hope in the three senatorial districts Owerri,Orlu and Anyara representing Okigwe senatorial district.
The audio visual documentary below is what the reporter found out.
This report is packaged by Chidera Rosecamille Aneke As part of the Open Contract Reporting Project of the ICIR supported by macArthur Foundation.