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Delta Assembly reassures investors of friendly laws


The Delta House of Assembly has reassured investors of friendly laws that promote trade and investments with a view to making the state a commercial hub in West Africa.

The Chairman, House Committee on Trade and investments, Matthew Opuoru, gave the assurance when he led other members on a familiarisation visit to the Ministry of Trade and Investments in Asaba.

The Warri South II constituency representative and his team who were received by the commissioner, Chika Ossai, noted that the ministry was key to the actualisation of the Stronger Delta agenda of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration geared at diversifying the economy and industrialising the state.Opuoru said: “The establishment of the Kwale Industrial Park is a welcome development, as it would benefit the state and the people greatly.

He assured the commissioner of a sustained partnership, adding that the legislature would continue to make laws that would attract investors to the state.

In his remark, Ossai said: “Government’s recent investment trip to China was part of efforts to industrialise the state, and it was part of the commitment of government towards ensuring a speedy commencement of the Kwale Industrial Park.” He expressed joy that the visit would improve ties between the ministry and the legislative chamber, noting: “About four different investors have indicated interest to invest in the Kwale Industrial Park, and we are optimistic of more investments that will boost the economy of the state in the future.”

The commissioner added: “The ministry had embarked on re-certification of cooperatives societies in the state to make them conform to the realities of the time as we had observed that some of them were not functioning well.”Ossai highlighted the ministry’s support for some fish farmers in the state as well as government’s efforts at revamping the Bendel Glass Company, Ughelli, disclosing that an investor had already picked interest in firm.


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