Anambra State House of Assembly has passed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N143.6 billion.
At the plenary, Tuesday, the Speaker of the House, Hon. Uche Okafor, commended the lawmakers for painstakingly going through the bill and the actual passage in fulfillment of their promise to Governor Willie Obiano for quick passage.
In his remarks, the Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Obinna Emeneka, who presented the report of his committee on the budget estimate to the House, explained that his committee reduced budgetary allocations to some Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs and increased others to ensure a realistic budget but retained the budget size.
Member representing Orumba North Constituency, Hon. Emeka Aforka, informed the House that a fire disaster which occurred recently at Ufuma junction destroyed goods belonging to nine members of his constituency, worth millions of naira.
The lawmaker appealed to the governor to establish one fire service outfit at Orumba North Constituency to control such ugly incident whenever it occurs.
On his part, the member representing Ogbaru 1 Constituency, Hon. Noble Igwe, also commended the governor for issuing an Executive Order banning the collection of any form of revenue along the highways and called on the commissioners for transport, trade and commerce, as well as the Chairman, Anambra State Board of Internal Revenue to expedite action by ensuring that such illegal revenue is stopped forthwith.