Ebonyi lawmaker holds town hall, reiterates commitment to effective legislation

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Mr Friday Nwuhuo,representing Ezza North-East constituency in the Ebonyi House of Assembly on Sunday at Umuoghara,Ezza North local government area held a multi-stakeholders town hall meeting with constituents.

Nwuhuo,addressing stakeholders at the meeting, said that the initiative was in fulfillment of  part of his campaign promises of regularly interfacing with his constituents to build effective synergy,cooperation and collaboration.

He said that the town hall would provide opportunity to interact with members of the constituency, brief the people about achievements made and elicit responses from the constituents.

“This town hall is necessitated by the promise I made to you during the electioneering campaign that I will regularly meet with you to brief you, the electorate on our legislative contributions and as well elicit responses and reactions.

” The initiative is to ensure that we render periodic account of our stewardship to the people who elected us to represent them.

“It will also provide platform for feedback to brief you on my achievements within the period I have served as your representative.

” During my campaigns, I promised to offer my best in terms of effective and robust representation; I am happy that our voice are very active in the house.

“This gathering is to enable us discuss how best to move the constituency forward through robust and qualitative engagement.

“I wish to reiterate that my commitment is to you who gave me the mandate to represent the them”, Nwuhuo said.

The lawmaker who is the house committee chairman on security, public petitions, justice and judiciary said that he has given scholarship to 15 indigent secondary school students from the area.

He said that he headed the public hearing on the criminal Justice bill that was signed into law.

He also said that he chaired public hearing on the Ebonyi Local Government/Development Center Amendment bill that was also sighed into law.

He called for support for government appointees from the constituency and urged youths of the area to shun all criminal tendencies.

Meanwhile, Ezeogo Christopher Igboke-Ewa,traditional ruler of Umuezokaha commended the lawmaker for the initiative noting that the town hall was the first to be organized for the constituency.

” This initiative is commendable and the first of its kind in the constituency and you have exhibited good knowlledge of participatory democracy.

“The town hall will enable the people to hold their lawmaker accountable and effectively engage him.

” We pledge our support and cooperation to you and I urge you to sustain the collaboration.

Another traditional ruler, Ezeogo Anthony Njoku of Okposi community commended the lawmaker for inviting stakeholders to dialogue with him.

He said that the initiative would deepen democratic governance and bridge the gap between the people and their elected representatives.

Mr Edwin Okah, Special Assistant to Gov.Dave Umahi on Industrial Cluster urged the lawmaker hot to relent in providing quality representation to the people.

He said: “You have started well, ensure that you work in line with the programme of the state government and ensure that you try your best to make live better for the people”.

Mr Godwin Nwafor from Oshiegbe community said his community was in dare need of electricity, rural roads and other basic amenities and urged the lawmaker to intervene.

Others who spoke demanded for the provision of water, electricity, access roads, hospitals and other basic necessities to area.

Meanwhile, Nwuhuo, responding said that that he would liaise with relevant government agencies,through legislation and oversight functions to meet the constituency’s demand.

The town hall meeting was organized with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI), an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to deepening democratic governance in Nigeria.

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