An act to create the City of Duazon in Margibi County to be second to the city of Kakata is expected to be approved today, Thursday, May 25, by members of the House of Representatives, Margibi County District # 1 Representative Roland Opee Cooper has disclosed.
Rep. Cooper is the chief sponsor of the Act, titled, “The Duazon City Corporation”
Reports said House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay, who is also Margibi County District # 5 Representative, is one of the co-sponsors.
More than 40 Representatives, who are supposedly members of the “Pro-Nuquay Block” are also supporting the passage of the draft law.
The draft law seeks to organize and consolidate several scattered communities, including the R2 Community, Duazon Community, Boys Town Junction Community, and others, to form a single corporate entity for the purpose of integrating resources for their enhancement, development and socio-economic empowerment.
In an interview with journalists, Rep. Cooper said the draft law should have been enacted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, but the rigmarole in the Legislative procedures caused the bill to be forwarded to the Committees on Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning; and Lands, Mines & Resources Planning to assess and advice Plenary on Thursday, May 25.
“With the massive support from colleagues, the bill will be passed Thursday, May 25,” he said.
During Tuesday’s session, which marked the 33rd day sitting, upon the reading of the “Act to create the City of Duazon,” Montserrado County District # 6 Representative Acarous M. Gray proffered that the reading should be accepted as the second and third readings and be considered to pass into law by the House’s Plenary.
After about 40 minutes of disagreement of adhering to the House’s Rules and Procedures on the Introduction of Draft Law, Rep. Gray reinstated the motion to forward the act to the Joint Committee and advice Plenary on Thursday, May 25.
“The community has about 35,000 inhabitants who have seen the need to organize themselves to form a single entity that will enhance their growth and social and economic development,” Rep. Cooper said.