The Calabar Monorail officially opened to the public for use on Monday following a directive from Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade.
Over 100 tourists seeking fun enjoyed a free ride courtesy of the governor on the 1.2 Kilometre facility linking the Tinapa premier business and leisure resort to the Calabar International Convention Center as part of the state’s Boxing Day activities.
Also, the facility is now being managed wholly by Cross Riverians following the exit of expatriates in a technology transfer.
Some of the tourists who spoke to newsmen were excited at the facility, commended the state Government for the initiative and promised to return with their families to enjoy a ride in the monorail which according to Government sources is the first in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“It was wow, so awesome, I am so happy I experienced it” said Munirat Babatunde, who added that; “The Air Condition system is working, everything is just fantastic, I like it and I will come back.”
Chimezie Akachukwu who said he had just arrived Calabar with his family to partake in the Carnival Calabar billed for December 28, disclosed that he intends to spend every holiday in Calabar and enjoy a ride in the monorail.
Credit Cross Rivers Watch