Group charges 7th Assembly to pass quality laws, ban multiple taxes
By Emenike Daniel
The seventh Anambra state House of Assembly members have been charged
to pass quality laws that would improve the state and also pass law against multiple taxations/levies being imposed on the public by revenue agents who claim to be working on behalf of the state government.
Addressing newsmen in Onitsha on the need for the new lawmakers to make laws that would impact positively on the people, the state Chairman of Civil Liberties Organization, CLO, Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme said that such laws would compliment the efforts of the
Ezekwueme who was flanked by his secretary, Chidi Mba and Public Relations Officer, PRO, Nicholas Amoke, stated that, “they must hold town hall meeting and listen to the yeanings and aspirations of the people who gave them the mandate to represent them”
“It is incumbent on them to articulate pressing and inevitable needs of the constituents and utilize 20 per cent of their salary/allowances to amiriorate the predicaments of the people .
They must resist and desist from the temptation of extension of
tenures of transition committee chairmen and others in the council
“They should emulate selfless service like Hon Linda Ikpeazu
representing Onitsha North and South Federal constituency by being fanatical in terms of attracting dividend of democracy and empowerment to the people in their constituencies”
He added also that “the lawmakers should allocate fund to the state Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) for the conduct of council elections and properly use oversight function to ensure proper implementation of government policies and programmes expecially implementation of House law abolishing, extortion, exploitation and disruption of land developers in the state.”
The group also stressed the need for democratization of all markets in the state and constitute committee of impeccable character to unravel the circumstances surrounding alleged favouritism and nepotism in promotion exercise by the Post Primary School Commission, and sanction those responsible for the impunity and injustice.
They also demanded that the House should ensure that Governor Willie Obiano would constitute a committee to be headed by Rev Monsignor or
Cannon to supervise and oversee that promotional examination for Vice principals are taken and that only qualified ones are promoted not those who are highly connected. .