Delta Assembly passes 8 bills in one year—speaker




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–  House of Assembly said on Wednesday that it passed eight bills in year.

Speaker of house, Mr Peter Onwusanya, announced this at a news in mark end of third anniversary of fifth assembly.

Onwusanya said some of  the bills included the Local Government, Traffic Authority, Security Trust Fund and the Delta Appropriation .

He  said Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan had signed six of them into law while the remaining two were awaiting his assent.

The speaker also said that apart from the bills, the fifth assembly passed 22 resolutions.

”Though resolutions are not particularly binding on the executive arm of government, most of our resolutions have been implemented by the concerned organ of government, ministries and departments.

” And I say, we are grateful the executive for this level of in the speedy implementation of the house resolutions.

” I also say that this is as a result of the robust and healthy relationship that exists between the executive and the legislature,” he said.

Onwusanya also said that the assembly, in the last year its oversight functions, had surpassed the expectations of the people, especially in the implementation of the three-point agenda of the government.

According him, the house, in with the executive, has surpassed the yearnings of the people in the areas of peace and security, capital and Infrastructure development.

Onwusanya commended the government for the completion of all projects in the assembly complex in spite of dwindling revenue of the .

He, therefore, assured that the assembly would prepare an enabling law for the ”Delta Beyond Oil ” initiative of the state government.

He said the house members recently attended a workshop on the Delta Beyond Oil initiative, where they set the legal framework.

”I believe that the knowledge gathered from the workshop adequately prepare us to prepare an enabling law for the achievement of the initiative,’’ the speaker said. (NAN)