City rangers no longer operational: Parkop

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has confirmed that the services of city rangers are no longer needed by the National Capital District Commission.

Parkop’s response came to light after a group of people, wearing city ranger jackets, were reportedly chasing vendors around the city.

The group of people, believed to be from the same ethnic group, were stopped by some staff of a company at Gordon when they attempted to ransack a vendor’s stall.

“I am not aware of their continued deployment,” says Parkop.

“City rangers are no longer operational.

“I am only aware of Traffic Wardens and also a cleanup campaign organised by the Management of NCDC under Community and Social Service Department.”

Meanwhile, Parkop said NCDC is reviewing the engagement of traffic wardens that will monitor and regulate traffic at bus stops and keep it clean for pedestrians to use.

However, he added that such responsibility depends solely on Motor Vehicles Insurance Limited and Transport Authority.

“We are reviewing their engagement and hope we can do it better soon.

“Just a trial. It really should be a task of MVIL or the Transport Authority to put traffic warden in place to regulate traffic at bus stops etc and keep bus stops safe and clean.

“We are just stepping in due to failure on the Transport Authorities in the City to do their job.”

The Governor further added: “Hohola bus stop is in a mess, for example. Buses line up, creating congestion and rubbish.”

Freddy Mou