The Anambra State House of Assembly, has on Tuesday, passed the State Anti-Open Grazing Bill, .
The Bill titled: “Anambra State Open Grazing of Cattle and other Livestock Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill 2021″, was passed after third reading at today’s plenary.
The Lawmakers at the Committee of the Whole House, took turns to scrutinise the 39-Clause Executive Bill, before its passage.
The Speaker of the, Hon. Uche Okafor, conducted a voice vote on each of the Clauses of the Bill, before its passage by the House.
Hon. Okafor said that the passage of the Bill followed the consideration of the report of the public hearing, presented by the Chairman of House Committee on Agriculture, Hon. John Nwokoye (APGA-Awka North).
Subsequently, the Speaker directed the Clerk, Pius Udo, to transmit a clean copy of the Bill to Governor Willie Obiano, for his assent.
The Bill when eventually signed into Law, will prevent the destruction of farmlands, community ponds, settlements, and properties, as well as optimise the use of land resources, in the face of the overstretched land and increasing population in the State.