Re-enactment Of The CSDP Law Of Enugu State, A Right Legislative Move For Rapid Rural Developmentntral _ Hon. Nnajiofor | CABLE REPORTERS

Re-enactment Of The CSDP Law Of Enugu State, A Right Legislative Move For Rapid Rural Developmentntral _ Hon. Nnajiofor | CABLE REPORTERS

Today, the Enugu state house of Assembly held a public hearing on a bill for a law to repeal the Enugu State Agency for Community and Social Development Law No. 18 of 2010 and to enact Enugu State Agency for Community and Social development law and connected purposes.

The Speaker of Enugu State house of Assembly represented by the deputy speaker and member representing Udi North constituency Hon. Uche Ugwu cited the need to repeal the law to respond to the challenges of service delivery and general development deficit which the old law has presented and as well meet up to the International best practices.

Reacting to CABLE REPORTERS, the Chairman Joint Committee on the Repeal and Re-enactment of CSDP Law, who's equally the Chairman House Committee  On Rural Development and CSDP and the member representing Nkanu East constituency in the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, JP, identified issues that necessitated the amendment of the law.

According to him, the essence to repeal and the enactment of the bill is to bring to standard and uniformity the content professional guideline.
He emphasized that the speaker set up the joint committee to repeal the law after 10 years to bring the law to the current trends of the time as they emerge.

The spirit and intent of the public hearing according to the Honourable lawmaker is to "garner and gather opinion from stakeholders, to take input from various stakeholders and beneficiaries,  civil societies, communities, rural dwellers, lawyers, the agencies and sectors of government that align with the mission and vision of Community and Social Development Program (CSDP), then go back and scrutinize them and complete the process of lawmaking with the aim of bringing to standard a reasonable International standard of generic law that enables the operation and funding of Community and Social Development Program funds to the benefiting communities in Enugu state. He pointed out that Community-Driven Investment (CDI) and Gender and Vulnerable Group (GVG) programs are both components of CSDP which these communities will benefit".

Hon. Nnajiofor also revealed that programs at which the poorest of poor communities in Enugu will benefit due to the includes; skill acquisition centers, educational institution renovation and construction, markets, town hall, and helping the less privileged in the communities.
He emphasized the interest of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi's administration on the development of rural communities as it is part of his key development agenda.

Hon. Nnajiofor reinstated his commitment to strengthening the sensitization, enlightenment, and interface between the rural dwellers and CSDP as he has discovered through his interventions that communities do not know or know very little about CSDP.

Hon. Paul Nnajiofor while reacting to CABLE REPORTERS questions acknowledged lack of funding: due to the economic downturn, ignorance of electorates: who do not know the three cardinal roles of state lawmakers which are lawmaking, representation, and oversight function but except the state lawmakers to work like their federal counterparts who have constituency projects.

He further pointed out some of the projects he attracted to include, the renovation of schools, construction of roads, renovation of hospitals, empowerment of people through scholarships, training youths on solar energy, sensitization/community mobilization against COVID19, palliative, etc.

Hon. Nnajiofor further reassured his commitment to continue with his enviable path of effective representation of Nkanu East constituency


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