Saturday, 13 June 2020

Democracy day: Lawmaker rolls out one year achievements, felicitates constituents

As the 9th Assembly of the Cross River State Legislature rounds up it's legislative activities to mark their one year in office which accidentally coincided with the nation's democracy day, the lawmaker representing Abi state constituency and chairman house committee on Water Resources, Hon. (Dr.) Davies Ettah has felicitated with his constituents while rolling out his scorecard for the one year under review. 

In a press statement signed by the lawmaker, he noted that although his first nine months in office was used in battling electoral litigations which cummulated into a rerun. And the just when he was about to settle down to begin work, the world was struck with the Covid-19 pandemic. He however noted that despite all these challenges, he was still able to ensure he gave his constituents effective representation. 

According to Etta, "However, in between the twists of events, we have worked hard to record some milestone achievements. These include: 
1. Organization of the first ever legislative town hall meeting in Abi state constituency.
2. Regular representation of Abi constituency at events within and outside the state. 
3. Effective oversight activities in the relevant committees.
4. Sponsorship of the CRS water bill, the Anti Tobacco bill (in view) , the CRS seaport development bill and the medical Anti Quackery bill (in view).
5. Co-Sponsorship of numerous bills.
6. Motion calling on the CRS to urgently wade into the incessant communal crisis in the Bahumono communities.
7. A facilitator in the movement for the actualization of the Bahumono peace.
8. The successful conduct of the council election.
It is our strong belief that in the years to come, we will consolidate on more gains."

The lawmaker added that he wouldn't have succeeded thus far but not for the unwavering and unparallel support he enjoys from constituents noting that his legislative activities is hinged on the tripod of ensuring lasting peace returns to Abi, especially the Bahumono extraction, instituting developmental projects and building human capacity. 

Speaking further, Etta appreciated the efforts of the state governor in ensuring the prayers of Cross Riverians are answered by ensuring third tier of government is constituted via the recently held Local Government elections, he said he is willing to work with the leadership of Abi local government council to ensure the people truly experience the dividends of democracy.

The statement reads in part; "

As we begin a new circle of our legislative year, I want to remind us that we had hinged our representative activities on a tripartite mandate of Restoration of Peace in Abi, Inducing Developmental activities and Human Capacity Building. All these we are bent on doing as we have already drafted a framework on possible ways this can be achieved and in the coming days we shall be unfolding our plans. 

Finally and once again I want to congratulate all those who recently emerged as leaders in the local government tier of government in Abi LGA, I wholeheartedly welcome you all on board. Your assuming leadership roles at the community and Local government level is a big relief to me as I now have partners to work with. We shall collaborate on a lot of issues geared towards the development of Abi. For our legislators, we shall be partnering together on a whole lot of issues. I pray we all work together as a team and as a family for the collective good our people." He noted.

"I sincerely I appreciate the support, prayers, love and understanding I have enjoyed from you all. God bless us all in Jesus name. Happy Democracy Day." Etta concluded.