The Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Urban Renewal has called for the submission of Memoranda for a law to provide for the Administration of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Development, Urban Renewal, and Building Control Activities, as well as the Establishment of Urban and Renewal Board, and Local Planning Authority.
A statement by the Chairman of the Committee, Honourable Oboro Preyor said that the Committee would entertain written contributions from interested organisations and persons including the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General.
Others are the Commissioner for Environment, Commissioner for Urban Renewal, and the Commissioner for Lands, and Survey, its MDAs, as well as the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Urban Development.
Also expected to submit Memoranda are Professional Bodies, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health Officers and other stakeholders from the public and the private sectors.
According to the statement, the Committee would not be able to organise a Public Hearing because of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement added that fifteen copies of the Memoranda which should be enclosed in sealed envelope and addressed to the Chairman, House Committee on Urban Renewal, should be submitted on or before Friday, 24th July, 2020.
Persons willing to give oral testimony should contact the Committee Clerk, Oveh John in the Legislative Department, at the State House of Assembly.