June 16, 2009

Anambra Assembly passes 26 bills

By  Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—THE  present Anambra State House of Assembly has passed 26 bills and adopted 33 resolutions since the inauguration of the House two years ago, the Speaker, Chief Anayo Nnebe has said.

Speaking at a ceremony in Awka, to mark the second anniversary of the legislature, which is the fourth since the creation of the state, Nnebe explained that most of the bills and resolutions were tailored towards enhancing the social and economic growth of the state.

According to him, some of the bills included the ‘Anambra State Community Development Agency’ and the law on the safeguarding of Igbo language.

While the law on community development agency was aimed at fast-tracking development in all the autonomous communities in the state through the agency, the law on Igbo language provides for the enforcement of the learning, teaching and speaking of Igbo language among the people, both at home and in Diaspora, and making the study of the language one of the general studies course in all the tertiary institutions in the state.

He expressed joy that the House was able to work harmoniously with other arms of government in the state within the period for effective delivery of dividends of democracy.

He however, called on the people to pray for the lawmakers, adding that they required their support and solidarity to enable the legislature perform its constitutional duties, including carrying out its oversight functions.