By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
A bill for a law to provide for the management, protection and sustainability of the environment in Anambra state and for connected purposes has scaled through the second reading at the state House of Assembly.
The Executive bill which was Presented by the Deputy Majority Leader, and member representing Njikoka constituency II, Hon. Chief Jude Akpua seeks to encourage the people to manage their environment properly in order to avoid road deterioration.
Chief Akpua called for catchments to be built at compounds in order to curb erosion and environmental degradations.
In their separate submissions, the Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Hon. Fred Ezenwa representing Onitsha South I, his Onitsha North II counterpart, Hon. Patrick Okafor and the member representing Ihiala II, Hon. Golden Ilo as well as Hon. Nobel Igwe of Ogbaru constituency I, harped on the need for the bill to be accelerated as it will no doubt impact positively on the environment.
According to them, the objective of the bill is to provide a clean, safe and healthy environment for all residents in the state and to enable citizens access various public amenities both residential, educational and recreational including culture and economic purposes.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Somtochukwu Udeze referred the bill to the House Committees on Environment and the House committee on Judiciary and Justice urging them to report back to the house in one month.
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