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DTHA passes Warri/Uvwie, Environs Special Area Development Agency bill



The Delta State House of Assembly has advanced processes of establishing a law for Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency, in order for the State Government to intensify investment drive and restore the glory of Warri/Uvwie as one of the nation’s commercial hub.

This was one of the focal points of the “Bill for a law for the establishment of Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency and its Governing Board” which passed Second Reading on the floor of the House today (9/5/2019).

While presenting the executive bill, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Tim Kome Owhefere, Isoko North, said that the Bill when established with its Board, shall formulate and implement policies, programmes as well as projects for the sustainable development of Warri/Uvwie and its environs.

It will also tackle ecological and environmental problems that would further restore the glory of Warri known as the “rich Oil City.”

Hon. Owhefere commended the Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for the initiative and moves to develop Warri, even as he urged his fellow law makers to urgently see to the passage of the Bill into law.

Again, the member representing Ughelli South Hon. Izeze Rume Yakubu Rueben said that his constituents would be happy about the bill.

However, the development bill was unanimously adopted by the legislators and passed second reading.

Hon. Esievo Jane Edna, member representing Isoko South II Constituency further stated that she lived most part of her life in Warri and hence believes in the State governor as a man with a vision who thought of the need for an accelerated development of the city.

Other members that spoke in favour of the bill includes, Hon. Ofoburuku Efe Godfrey, representing Uvwie Constituency,Hon. Samuel Mariere, member representing Ughelli North Constituency I, and Hon. Dennis Omovie,Warri South II

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