|Speaker Ben Uwajimogu|
Report By Emeka Ahaneku
Imo State House of Assembly is set to enact a law which seeks to protect tenants from excessive charges from their land-lords.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu dropped this cheering news in Owerri last weekend while interacting with press men.
He stated that, when the law comes into existence, affordable accommodation would be enjoyed by Imolites who are yet to own Houses of their own.
Uwajumogu, assured the good people of the State that the Assembly is doing all it could to protect them from the overbearing influence of some landlords who always compel their tenants to pay more than one year of rent before accessing their apartments .
He said; ‘’the people of Imo will soon heave a sigh of relief when this law becomes operational. This is because the State House of Assembly having looked at the need to uplift the living standard of the people, especially the upcoming bachelors and spinsters decided to take the bull by the horn by putting in place a legal frame work that will protect impending tenants from undue exploitations’’.
Rt Hon Uwajumogu, however opined that it was morally wrong for some greedy House owners to mandate prospective tenants to pay more than one year rent when it is obvious they cannot afford to pay.
He advised people of the State to learn to leave in love and peace with one another, pointing out that, when brotherly love reins, people will be able to understand and accommodate other people.
The Speaker further assured Imolites that the House of Assembly will continue to make laws that will impact positively on the socio-economic well-being of the people.
He thanked the people of the State for their continued support to the rescue mission administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha even at the heat of distraction from the opposition, and promised that the current administration would take the State to enviable heights.