Asaba – Delta House of Assembly passed 10 out of the 23 bills it received in the last one year, the Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya, has said.
Igbuya made the disclosure on Wednesday in Asaba while addressing newsmen on the activities of the assembly to mark its first anniversary.
He said that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa had assented to five of the 10 bills passed by the legislature.
“The five bills assented to by the governor are: The State Oil Producing Area Development (DESOPADEC) Amendment Law, 2015 and the 2016 Appropriation law.
Others are, “The State Contributory Health Commission Law 2015, the state Capital Territory Development Agency Law and the state Technical and Vocational Education Board law.
“The other five bills are awaiting the governor’s assent,’’ the speaker added.
Igbuya said that 16 out of the 33 motions received by the House during the period under review were adopted by members.
He said that the House was conscious of the yearnings of the people of the state and the need for quick delivery of the dividends of democracy to them.
“Although the dwindling oil revenue has impacted negatively on our economy and limited the capacity of government to meet basic commitments, we remain committed to giving the best representation to our various constituencies.’’
He said that the legislators had resolved to do their best for the development of the state.
The speaker commended the people for their support and assured them of the commitment of the legislators to effective performance of their duties of law making, representation and oversight.
“We will continue to insist on probity, accountability and efficiency in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the budget of the state,’’ he said.
Igbuya said that in its second year the sixth assembly would focus on issues that would enable it realise its aims and objectives.
“We will continue to offer best representation to the people of the state; we will continue to support government’s efforts at guaranteeing peace, security and welfare of the people of the state,’’ he said. (NAN)