Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has disclosed that the Calabar monorail which is under construction will be commissioned and operational before the famous Carnival Calabar which holds on December 28.
The governor, who stated this when he inspected ongoing work at the facility assured that the monorail would be ready and become operational before the carnival day on December 28.
Ayade said upon completion, the Calabar Monorail would be the first in sub-Saharan Africa, adding that it is expected to breathe a new life and increase footfalls into Tinapa Business Resort as well as bring about additional spinoff to the economy of the state.
According to Governor Ayade, “This monorail should be working, latest by December 20. That is the commitment we have received from the contractor handling the project.”
Stressing that the monorail is a confluence between the Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC) and Tinapa Business Resort, Governor Ayade said: “Owing to the vagaries that have attended the effective functioning of Tinapa.