Anambra State Government has launched a three-day induction for the newly voted and returning members of the Anambra State House of Assembly to get them ready for the task ahead.
The three day programme which is holding in Awka covers a range of key issues which are relevant to the cardinal function of representation, lawmaking and oversight responsibilities.
Addressing the lawmakers, the Clerk of Anambra State House of Assembly, Mrs. Esther Anaetoh noted that only knowledgeable and patriotic legislators can effectively partner the Executive to drive the developmental programmes of government, hence the need for the legislators to be abreast with the challenges, values and skills needed for their roles as lawmakers and representatives of their people.
She highlighted the crucial roles they have to play in shaping Anambra State development policies including enacting laws that advance human development and ultimately accelerate programmes towards the achievement of the executive goals.
One of the participants, Chief Emma Nwafor representing Orumba South Constituency revealed that the essence of the programme is to get them acquainted with the Standing Rules of the Anambra State House of Assembly, especially the first time lawmakers.
He commended the cordial working relationship that existed between the Seventh Assembly that is coming to an end and the Executive Arm of Government that facilitated rapid development of Anambra State.
On his part, the member-elect for Onitsha South Constituency Two, Mr Jude Umennajiego expressed confidence that with the induction, the coming Eight Assembly will be a robust House that will key into the development agenda of the state government.
Mr Umennajiego assured that the coming eight Assembly will have a strong partnership with the Executive Arm of government for accelerated development of the State, even as he assured that he will always relate well with his constituents in order to give them effective representation.