Rivers State House of Assembly set to commence debate on a bill empowering women to share in family properties

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A bill stopping practices forbidding women from sharing in family properties has been presented before the Rivers State House of Assembly for consideration.

Presenting the bill today at plenary, Micheal Chinda representing Obio/Akpor State Constituency 2, explained that the purpose of the bill was to check discriminations against women in the society.

The other three bills presented were executive bills, include Rivers State Integrity and Accountability Commission Bill 2021, Rivers State Housing Scheme for Judicial Officials Bill, 2021 and Rivers State Judicial Institute Bill, 2021.

Presenting the bills, the majority leader, Martins Amaewhule, explained that the purpose of the bill on integrity and accountability was to provide a legal framework to fight corruption in the civil service.

He also explained that that the Housing Scheme for Judicial Officers Bill, 2021 will empower the Rivers State government to provide lifelong accommodation for judicial officers of Rivers origin, as part of their terms of employment so as to enhance their performance and living conditions.

In his response, the speaker of the house, Ikuinyi Owaji-Ibani, who read the correspondence from Governor Nyesom Wike, gave the proposed laws, including the bill sponsored by Hon. Chinda, first reading before adjourning sitting.

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