The Government of Alberta is providing up to $147 million to help Albertans in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Mackenzie County recover and rebuild after spring flooding caused significant damage.
Minister Madu was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Edmonton-South West.
A loving husband and father of three, Madu was born and raised in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. There, he attended the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree. He was subsequently called to the Bar in Nigeria. In 2005, he and his wife migrated to Canada.
Madu has been a lawyer for sixteen years, practicing in both Nigeria and Alberta. In addition to running Tisel Law Office with his wife, Emem, he has worked for Legal Aid Alberta, and volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and the Lawyer Referral Program of the Law Society of Alberta. Madu also has extensive public service experience, having worked as a senior technical advisor for the Government of Alberta with a focus on legislative and regulatory reviews, operational and strategic public policies, issues management and stakeholder consultation.
In 2009, alongside a team he worked with in the public service, Madu was awarded the Premier’s Award of Excellence in the bronze medal category. He continues to volunteer with Alberta’s Nigerian and Igbo communities.
Kelechi (Kaycee) Madu was appointed as Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Minister on April 30, 2019. As a Nigerian immigrant, Madu has lived the Alberta dream. Now, he’s committed to ensuring that dream is alive and well for others, and will work with Alberta’s municipalities to deliver the services that they rely on to develop and grow as world-class cities.
Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu issued the following statement on Emergency Preparedness Week
Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, and Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs, issued the following statement on World Book and Copyright Day
Alberta Wildfire is hiring 200 additional firefighters, invoking a fire ban, implementing off-highway vehicle (OHV) restrictions, increasing fine violations and funding $20 million more in community FireSmart initiatives, all to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season during COVID-19.
Government is taking immediate action to address the need to provide greater clarity and improved coordination between local and provincial response efforts by amending the Emergency Management Act.
Over the past week, more than 1,100 offers of support have poured in from private and non-profit organizations through the Government of Alberta’s Bits and Pieces program.
Emergency management exercises are critical to building relationships, clarifying roles and processes and strengthening our province’s response during times of disaster.
Government has opened consultation on the rules that govern municipal and school board elections in order to ensure they meet the needs and expectations of Albertans.
Alberta will now allow wood-building construction for up to 12 storeys.