By PAULINE DALLONG
Plateau State House of Assembly (PLHA), has passed for second reading, a bill for the provision of the administration of land in Plateau State and other matters there in (2020).
The Bill was sponsored and moved by Hon. Philip Peter Dasun, member representing Pankshin South constituency.
Speaking on the relevance of the Bill, Hon. Dasun said the importance of the Bill cannot be overemphasized, given the role the land plays in any given society.
In separate submission, the law makers commended the mover of the motion, while also bringing to the fore, the many importance of the bill to the people of Plateau State which include addressing the issue of land grappling among others.
The speaker, Rt. Hon. Abok Ayuba said the Bill will boost revenue generation in the state, thereby creating employment opportunities for the teeming youths.
The Bill was unanimously passed for second reading and consequently forwarded to the House committee on Lands for further deliberation to be reported back to the House on the 26th March, 2020.
In another development, a call has been made on the Plateau State Government, to place as ban on the daytime movement of heavy trucks, such as fuel tankers and trailers around Jos and Bukuru metropolis.
The call was made through a notice of motion presented by the member representing Jos North West Hon. Esther Dusu.
In her submission, the legislator said authorities must control the recklessness of some drivers, like over speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs etc.
Speaking on the issue, Hon Philip Dasun, said stringent measures should be given to drivers found wanting, in as much as a space be provided for the heavy duty trucks to park when it is day time.
In its resolutions, the House resolved to call on the state government to put a restriction on the movement of heavy duty vehicles between the hours of 6am-8pm daily, to ease movement in Jos and Bukuru metropolis.
Also, that a space be provided for the trucks to park, as this will generate revenue for the state. If was therefore, forwarded d Works for proper deliberation to be reported back in the shortest time possible.