Bill To Regulate Activities OF Community Development Associations In Delta State Passes Second Reading

A Bill to oversee the activities of Community Development Associations, CDAs, in Delta State, has passed second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly.

The bill seeks to deal with endless community crises ensuing from hierarchy, operation, and other activities of the several CDAs in the State.

Introducing, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the Deputy Majority leader, Hon Oboro Preyor, said the bill was reliable.

They pointing out that the proposed law would help in fixing the growing rate of a community crisis in the State.

Hon Preyor elucidated that the proposed law will also help in bolstering the existing peace as well as the security of lives and property in the state.

He stated that the fifteen clause Bill will modify the structure, operations, as well as modes of conducting elections and the general activities of the various CDAs in the State.

The Deputy Majority Leader said all CDAs in the State are to be registered with the State Ministry of Women Affairs when the bill is passed and signed into law.

Hon Preyor stressed that the proposed law is essentially aimed at improving governance at the community level as some of the activities of the CDAs often lead to wanthom destruction of lives and property.

Commenting, Hon Solomon Ighrakpata, Uvwie, Ferguson One, Isoko South two, Hon Pat Ajudua, Oshimili North, and Charles Emetulu, Ndokwa West said the values of the bill were tremendous, especially towards peace, security, and development of communities.

They stated that with this bill, no family or quarter in a community shall hold on to power in the community exco perpetuity to the exclusion of other members of the community.

When put into voice vote by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the Lawmakers unanimously adopted the second reading of the bill.

The speaker subsequently referred the bill to a Joint House Committees on Housing, Women Affairs, and Security with a mandate to report back on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

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