Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Izeze sponsor Bills to establish ICT Agency, Mortgage Board in Delta


At plenary in the Delta Sate House Of Assembly the Honourable member representing Ughelli-South State Constituency in the Delta Sate House Of Assembly, Comrade Izeze R.Y. Reuben, moved a motion for a Bill to Establish the Delta State Information and Technology Agency and other matters connected therewith and the motion was seconded by the member representing Burutu Constituency I, Hon. Daniel Yingi.

The motion for the Bill was adopted by the House and passed first reading and was adjourned to 27th February 2018 for second reading.

The Information and Communication Bill seeks to create Information and Technology (ICT) awareness and ensure universal access in order to promote Information and Communication Technology diffusion in all sectors of our state life, to encourage Information technology capacity building programme among Ministries, Departments and Agency, the legislature and judiciary to assist in the transformation of the state into a a knowledge based economy, it will encourage local production and manufacture of information communication technology components in a competitive manner in order to generate and create jobs our teaming youths, it also seeks to develop and administer a comprehensive regulatory regime (including customer protection standard) for information communication technology sectors in the state.

In another development, the House moved to enact a law to Establish the Delta State Mortgage Board as the member representing Ughelli-South, Comrade Izeze R.Y. Reuben, moved a motion for a Bill for a Law to Establish the Delta State Mortgage Board, Encourage the Growth of Mortgages in Real Property, Regulation of Consumer Loans for Acquisition of Property, Realisation of securities and for other matters connected therewith and the motion was seconded by member representing Udu Constituency Hon. Peter Uviejitobor.

The motion for the Bill was adopted by the House and passed first reading and was adjourned to 28th February 2018 for second reading.

This people orientation Bill seeks to generate conducive environment for accessible and affordable mortgage or charge for the benefit of citizens of the State to acquire their own home thereby removing all forms of bottle neck practices, it also seeks to protect the residents of Delta State and the stability of the State's economy against unconscionable practices of mortgage brokers, lenders and all persons holding themselves out as offering funds on the security by way of mortgage or charge on any property in the state for development or the acquisition of homes or housing estates.

Thereafter, the Committee on Establishment, Ethics, Privileges and House Services presented a report on the Delta State Statistics Bill, 2017, the report was presented by its Chairman, Hon. Dennis Omovie. The Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere moved for the house to receive the report and was seconded by Hon. Alphonsus Ojo.

The approval of the votes and proceedings of Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 was adopted following a motion by the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere and was seconded by Hon. Oboro Preyor.

The House was adjourned to Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at 10.00 am

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