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Anambra Fishery and Aqua culture Business Development Agency passed into law

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ANAMBRA State House of Assembly, Tuesday, read for the third time and passed into law, a bill for a law to establish Fshery and Aquaculture Business Development Agency and Other Related Matters.

Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture, Somtochukwu Udeze, presented the report of its committee to the house and after legislation by House members, a motion was moved by Pascal Agbodike and was seconded by Nnamdi Okafor to adopt the bill as a working document.

In another development, a bill for a law to provide for the management of fund for Anambra State House of Assembly and related purposes was read for the second time.

The motion, which was read by the Deputy Majority Leader, Pascal Agbodike, was meant to grant the house the autonomy to run its affairs without interference.

The members in their separate submission explained the importance of the bill.

According to them “With the passage of this bill, the legislature will be separated from the executive and its funds properly managed.

“This will automatically grant the house its independence. Due process, which is one of the guiding principles of any government, will be followed.

“Employment of staff will be done when necessary. That it is happening at the sixth assembly is a blessing.”

It will encourage transparency, accountability, efficiency and effective  usage of funds because the regulation to make sure the laws work will be in place since the whole members will be involved.

The financial committee shall include the speaker, the Clark, director of account and three members of the House, each representing the three zones of the state.

The speaker referred the bill to two committees which are the Finance and Appropriation Committee and House Service Committee.

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