The Deputy President of Anambra State Associations in South Africa, Chief Onyekachukwu Onyeka has called on legislators from the state to make laws that would impact on the lives of the people. Onyeka told journalists yesterday at Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa, that state and National Assembly lawmakers should close ranks and work for the people of the state. ‘’
I appeal to the elected lawmakers, irrespective of party affiliations, to unite and initiate laws that would impact positively on the lives of the people and move the state forward. ‘’ It is no more business as usual. Anambra State is moving toward a good direction and the lawmakers should key in to play active role in the success story,’’ he said. Onyeka said that one way of packaging the state was to carry out a data base of the people and its potentials.
According to him, this measure will assist the government to ascertain the size of the population and how to use available resources to develop the state. He also urged members of the National Assembly to ensure effective representation of the state at the federal level. ‘’ Anambra legislators in the National Assembly should ensure that the state gets its share of resources from the Federation Account,’’ he said.
Onyeka also commended Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra for the successes recorded by his administration, especially in security and road construction. He said if elected as president of the body, he would assist indigenes of the state resident in South Africa to set up Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) at home.
‘’ This is aimed at encouraging Anambra people in South Africa to invest at home instead of spending their income outside of home. ‘’ We will also establish a link with the state government to assist our people set up SMEs at home and make such businesses grow to create wealth and jobs for the youths,’’ he said. (NAN)