Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has signed two bills aimed at improving on the development of the state into law.
A statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu disclosed that one of the bills is to establish the State Micro, Small and Medium Industries Development Agency and other related matters, and the second is to establish a Bureau to coordinate, supervise and monitor projects undertaken by donors or development partners in Imo State and other related matters.
The Governor listed objectives of the bills to include the empowerment of local artisans, specification of standards for them and ensuring that products being delivered to the markets are not only hygienic but fit for human consumption.
Uzodimma said the bills were necessary for establishing a body to supervise local manufacturing, entrepreneurship skills, private sector-driven activity and government intervention.
He also stressed the need for a bureau that would coordinate all interventions to ensure the proper management and implementation of the policies and ensure that the state derived the most value for them.
The governor commended the leadership of the House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the executive bills.