By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-The Rivers State street trading, illegal markets and motor parks prohibition bill 2014, sent to the Rivers State House of Assembly by the Executive has been committed to Committee stage after a robust debate on its merits and demerits by honourable members on Wednesday.
Committing the bill to adhoc committee headed by Hon. Sam Ogeh, representing Emohua state constituency, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi Owaji-Ibani, urged the committee to conduct public hearing, which, according to him, must be well publicized, even as he further directed the committee to invite relevant stakeholders, including market women, road transport workers, police, ministry of transport, and submit their report in seven days.
Earlier, law makers who contributed to the bill had described it as timely, adding that it will help restore order and garden city status of the state, as well as check criminal activities on major roads across the state.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State House of Assembly Press Corps has elected a new executive led by Ijeoma Tubosia. Other members of the executive include Victor James, vice chairman; Femi Ogunkilede, secretary while Ngozi Anosike emerged as Financial secretary.
Speaking after the inauguration of the new executive on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Ijeoma Tubusia, thanked members of the Press Corps for the honour and confidence reposed on her team and pledged to be transparent and provide an atmosphere for all to work together as a family in order to restore the glory of the group.
In his own remarks, Director of Rivers State Assembly Press, Tam Dede, thanked the members of Assembly Press Corps for their commitment and successful election, promising that things will get better in the new dispensation.