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Delta Speaker comments on newly passed Warri/Uvwie bill

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Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori has expressed hope that the Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency Bill 2019 would help to fast track development of Warri, Uvwie and environs.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Oborevwori made the comments following passage of the Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency Bill 2019 on Thursday in Asaba.

The bill provides a law for the establishment of Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency, its administrative structure, functions and powers of the board and other matter connected therewith.

The passage of the bill followed a motion by the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Mr Tim Owhefere, for the suspension of “Order 12, Rules 77, 78 and 79” to enable the Assembly take the second and third reading of the bill and subsequently pass it.

The motion, which was unanimously adopted by the Assembly when put to a voice vote by the speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, was seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Oboro Preyor.

The speaker, who commended members for their commitment towards the passage of the bill, congratulated residents of Warri, Uvwie and environs.

The House also received a report on the Delta Development Property Authority Bill during its plenary.

The bill is for a law to repeal the Delta State Development Property Authority Law and establish the Delta State Property Development and Real Estate Regulatory Authority, and for other matters connected therewith.

The report was presented by the  Chairman, House Committee on Housing, Women Affairs, Mrs Orezi Esievo.

She said  that the bill was read for a second time on  April 17, 2018 and was sent to the joint committee on Housing, Women Affairs and Social Development, Lands, Survey and Urban Development and Urban Renewal for further consideration.

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Esievo said the bill was aimed at regulating the activities of estate developers with a view to providing affordable housing for public servants and other people of the state.

The lawmaker disclosed that the committee conducted a public hearing and called for memoranda from stakeholders which informed the recommendations attached to the report.

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