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Anambra Assembly passes 2010 appropriation bill

By  Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—THE Anambra State House of Assembly has passed the state’s 2010 Appropriation Bill presented to it by Governor Peter Obi, last month.

The lawmakers increased the budget estimate by N31 million, bringing the budget for this year to N67.31 billion.

The passage of the budget followed the adoption of the report of the Finance and Appropriation Committee by the Committee of the whole House, which subsequently passed the budget.

Details show that the recurrent expenditure remains N27.4 billion as presented by the Governor, while the capital expenditure was increased by N31 million to N39.5 billion.

The passage of the budget less than one month after its presentation was a fulfillment of the promise by the Speaker, Chief Anayo Nebe,  who directed members of the Committee to work throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays to expedite work on the appropriation bill.

Before the passage of the bill yesterday, Nebe commended members of the Committee for keeping to his directive, adding that the House would continue to work for the betterment of the state and its people. Nteje (Anambra)—

The people of Anambra North Senatorial Zone say they are shopping for a credible candidate among the 25 Anambra governorship contenders, who can develop infrastructure in the zone.

Operating on the platform of Anambra North Peoples’ Assembly, the people said they were now determined to speak with one voice.

Prince Chinedu Emeka, the Chairman of the zone’s screening committee said, “we are trying to look at what each of these candidates is offering Anambra North and to find the one who has made the best promises that can be realised.”


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