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Abia Assembly Passes Law For Quality Healthcare For Citizens

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In a bid to improve the healthcare of Abians, the Abia State House of Assembly has passed into law the H.A.B.12 titled ‘The Abia State Medicine and Health Commodities Management Agency Bill, 2024’.

A Bill has been sponsored by Mr Okoro Uchenna Kalu, the majority leader and member representing Arochukwu constituency. The Bill aims to ensure the regular availability of quality medicines and health commodities at an affordable cost, and to strengthen local manufacturing units for the production of medicine, among other objectives.

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Addressing his members during the passage of the bill, Speaker Emmanuel Emeruwa said the bill when assented to by the executive would be deemed to have come into force on the 4th day of April, 2024.

The Assembly also entertained a petition brought before it by the member representing Ohafia South State Constituency, Kalu Mba Nwoke titled “The nefarious acts of Mr Nmecha Ume, the President-General of Okon-Aku Development Union in vandalizing machinery at the Eastern Region Estate Investment Palm Settlement, Okon – Aku Ohafia.

Nwoke who appealed for the reactivation of the Eastern Region Estate Investment Palm Settlement to create employment for his constituents and called for thorough investigation into the vandalization of the iron rods from the palm settlement and prosecution of those involved in the alleged act.

In another report, the governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has asserted that the doors of the Labour Party, LP, would remain open and will not be closed against the members of the opposition party who are wishing to cross the carpet.

Otti stated at Abia State Government House, during his media chat with Abia people, that a political party is like a church where you cannot stop someone who has come to worship from entering.

He, however, made it clear that the good governance presently going on in the state cannot be changed or affected by the entrance of people from the opposition parties.

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