ASSEMBLY SEEKS MASSIVE SENSITISATION OF PUBLIC ON LASSA FEVER PREVENTIVE MEASURES
By Anastacia Agunwa :
Awka, Feb. 12, 2020 (MOI) Anambra State House of Assembly has urged Government to commence massive sensitisation of the public on preventive measures against spread of Lassa fever in the state.
The House also requested Gov. Willie Obiano to direct Commissioner for Health to carry out necessary measures toward containing the spread of the deadly virus.
The resolution is sequel to a motion sponsored by Mr Ejike Okechukwu representing Anaocha II Constituency, during plenary on Feb. 11.
The Speaker, Mr Uchenna Okafor, who presided over plenary, read out the resolution, while the lawmakers unanimously adopted it through voice votes.
Earlier Mr Okechukwu expressed the need for massive sensitisation of the people on dangers of communicable diseases.
According to him, this would help the residents and Ndi Anambra to avoid acts that can predispose them toward contracting the deadly virus.
Mr Timothy Ifedioramma, representing Njikoka I emphasised the need for government to always be proactive on issues bordering on disease control.
``This will enable the people to safeguard their health,’’ he added.
Also at plenary, the House passed another resolution, urging Gov. Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Works to refurbish the failed portion of Ezimezi Road linking Amawbia Bye-Pass-Amawbia-Nise road close to Hausa Quarters.
The House resolution followed a motion sponsored by Mr Chukwuma Okoye representing Awka South II Constituency.
Speaking on the motion, Mr Okoye expressed dismay over the deplorable condition of the road.
He explained that the road, which was the only route through which people of Amawbia could access various destinations, was almost cut-off by erosion menace threatening the area.
The lawmaker noted that if necessary steps were not taken immediately to rehabilitate the road, it might leave the people without options, other than seeking refuge elsewhere.
Mr Patrick Udeoba representing Anambra West Constituency urged the works commissioner and other relevant agencies to do the needful by rehabilitating the failed portions of the road to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
Speaker, Mr Uchenna Okafor while expressing confidence that government would come to their aid, read out the resolutions passed by the House and the lawmakers adopted it through voice vote. (MOI)