Ayamelum Local Government
01. Breast feeding mothers commend Governor Obiano for providing medications
As the weekly routine immunization against various illnesses receives a boost at Anaku Primary Health Centre, the headquarters of Ayamelum local government area, breast feeding mothers in the area have commended Governor Willie Obiano for living up to expectations in making drugs available for the weekly exercise.
The women who came out in reasonable numbers testified that since the routine immunization began in the area, there were no recorded cases of polio and other viral diseases that used to affect their babies.
Mrs Oby Obikwere and Mrs Ngozi Ajulam who spoke in an interview at the Primary Health Care Centre, Anaku, urged other breast feeding mothers who shy away from taking their children for immunization to start doing so as it will prevent any future occurence of diseases.
Also speaking in an interview, the Junior Community Health Extension Worker, Miss Felicia Monwuba, expressed happiness that the health centre usually witnessed impressive turnout of breastfeeding mothers.
On her part, Mrs. Emenaka Cecilia agreed that mothers have been turning out for the immunization exercise weekly. She however, appealed to Governor Willie Obiano to help the health centre by digging a water borhole at the Primary Health centre to ensure availability of potable water. She noted that the health caregivers have been drawing water from the well, saying that it may cause diarrhea in children.
By Agunwa Anastacia, Ayamelum LGA
02. POVERTY ERADICATION: AGENCY TRAINS VILLAGE VOLUNTEER CREDIT GROUPS IN ANAMBRA
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted Rural Finance Institution Building Programme (RUFIN) has organized a two day training programme for formation of Village Savings Credit Groups in rural communities in Anambra State.
Speaking at the forum organized at the headquarters of the state Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and Export, the State Project Coordinator, Rufin, Mrs Uzoamaka Emeagwali stated that the programme was organized to equip the participants with the skills to mobilize and sensitize rural farmers especially women on accessing agricultural credits from micro finance banks and non-governmental organizations.
Mrs Emeagwali further stated that the programme was designed to reduce poverty in rural communities especially in localities where credit facilities are not easily accessible; pointing out that the volunteer groups would train the rural women on techniques of saving funds for agricultural purposes.
Also speaking at the occasion, Lydia Ameh, a representative of Central Programme Management Unit (CPMU) Rufin, Abuja and a facilitator at the workshop urged participants to diligently disseminate the information and skills they received to the unreached poor rural women, pointing out that they are the vehicles for effecting a change and achieving the state’s goal to eradicate poverty in rural communities.
A participant at the training, Mrs. Okafor Blessing, Chairperson, Ifunaya Women from Anyamelum Local Government Area, urged other participants to successfully step down the training at their various villages as it has great potentials for women,citing herself as a beneficiary of the scheme and has successfully introduced other women to the scheme in Anyamelum local government area.
At the training, participants were taken through various topics such as definition of volunteers, roles and responsibilities of a volunteer, good mobilization and sensitization techniques, good record keeping skills amongst other topics.
Some of the micro finance banks and NGOs in attendance were Care for the physically Challenged and Bank of Agriculture Rural Business Initiative, (BOARBI).
Participants were drawn from Awka North, Anyamelum, Orumba North, Anambra East and Idemili South local government areas.
03. Ayamelum LG Workers Lament Transport Difficulties
The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees,NULGE,Ayamelum Chapter has identified lack of transportation as one of the major challenges facing workers in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Comrade Gladys Igbokwe, a member of NULGE pointed this out recently during a NULGE general meeting at the council’s secretariat.
According to her,”lack of transportation is a problem in this Local Government. I have on several occasions waited for about four hours before I could get a vehicle to convey me from Anaku to Otuocha after the close of work,” she said.
She pleaded with the NULGE Executives to do something about the ordeal that workers in Ayamelum are faced with on daily basis.
While recalling his own ordeals,Comrade Albert Okeke,HOD Health,affirmed the need for a functional means of transportation for Ayamelum Local Government staff.
In his words,” transportation is vital. Something has to be done. I remember the first day I came to this Local Government,I came with my wife to see my new duty post. As we were leaving,we waited for hours before we could get a vehicle”.
“On another occasion I had to buy groundnut for fellow workers to chew while we waited several hours for Just a bus,”he recalled.
He called on the chapter’s chairman to do whatever he can including reaching out to the members representing Ayamelum LGA in the National and State Houses of Assembly in order to tackle this problem of transportation.
In his response,the NULGE Chairman,Ayamelum Chapter,Comrade Patrick Ononye said that he is always ashamed of waiting for vehicles for hours.
According to him,”I feel ashamed while waiting for four hours to get a vehicle that will convey me to my destination. It is a shameful thing for civil servants to mount trucks even lorries just to get to work or return home after a day’s job,”he said.
He however assured the workers that since it is now on record that they have cried out in one voice concerning transportation,that his office will try its best to save the situation.
The Chairman appreciated the workers for their love and support to his administration saying that it is good fellowship that makes good leadership.
The meeting featured special prayer sessions for both NULGE members and the entire Ayamelum community.
04. Anaku traders, community hail Obiano over construction of ‘Eke’ market stores
By Agunwa Anastacia,
The traders and people of Anaku community, Ayamelum local government council of Anambra State have expressed happiness over the ongoing construction of stores in their popular ‘Eke’ market by the Chief Willie Obiano led-government.
The people, including the Chairman, Anaku Traders’ union, Mr. Chiama Nwabunwanne, a farmer, Mrs. Helen Okechukwu- Noah, a trader Mrs Oluchi Maduagwuna, amongst others commended Governor Willie Obiano for bringing life to their long awaited dilapidated market stores.
The people who were highly elated recalled how they used to suffer any time there was rainfall on ‘Eke’ day during the rainy season, and expressed delight that by the time the ongoing lock-up stores construction are completed, they will be leaving their wares in the market shops without suffering again.
According to Anaku Traders’ union Chairman, ” we are the ones that have been responsible for the upkeep of the market. In fact, its like it’s me that Anambra state government is building the market for, because the buildings have since been dilapidated and have been waiting for attention until our Governor, Chief Willie Obiano remembered us”.
Continuing, ” construction of the open stores have finished and by the time the lock-up shops are also finished, our market will look like the markets in the cities”.
He disclosed that the traders did not contribute any money towards the building of the market project.
Mr. Nwabunwanne however, appealed to Governor Obiano to expedite action in order to finish the market project in good time, pointing out that the traders in Anaku will support the governor on his second term bid.
”With the construction of this market, he has won the hearts of our people, as this project will stand out during his governorship campaigns”, he emphasized.
He further prayed God to give Chief Willie Obiano the strength to do more for them and to carry out his programmes for the state effectively.
05. UMUEJE MONARCH ENDORSES OBIANO FOR A SECOND TENURE IN OFFICE
By Michael Ezenwata
The traditional ruler of Umueje in Ayamelum local government area, His Royal Majesty Igwe (Dr) Elias Nneli has scored the Obiano administration high in his service delivery.
Igwe Nneli who spoke to the press in Awka on the governor’s development blueprint noted with satisfaction his sound security network, the quick transformation of the state and the influx of investors into the state.
According to the royal father, the governor has equally impacted positively in his community Umueje with the “choose-your-project” initiative by the governor for all communities in the state, and the construction of the bridge which connects his community Umueje to the site of the Orient Petroleum at Aguleri-otu.
Igwe Nneli endorsed governor Obiano for a second tenure in office given his sound track record in government which in three years was very impressive.
He acknowledged the recent award given to him by the governor during the recent celebration of the state silver jubilee which will act as a spur for him to strive for more excellence.
06. ILEKA CHARGES VOLUNTEER WORKERS ON ACCURATE REPORT
By Kelechi Anyikwa.N
Volunteers working for UNICEF in the eight communities that make up Ayamelum Council Area in Anambra State have been charged to always come up with accurate report.
UNICEF focal person,Mrs Chineze Ileka made this call monday, (during the January – March,2017 appraisal meeting at Ayamelum LGA Secretariat,Anaku.
Mrs Ileka said that hence forth, irregular reports from the volunteers will not be accepted, adding that anyone who is no longer interested in carrying out his or her responsibilities as a volunteer should as well indicate.
She reminded the volunteers that the reports/results they present at the end of every quarter may make or mar the relationship between their various communities and the Government.
the UNICEF focal person however,applauded Anaku community volunteers for job well done while acknowledging the improvement recorded in the area of child delivery in the entire Local Government.
The meeting featured special prayer session for both Ayamelum LGA and Anambra State in general.
07. EMBRACE 8 YEARS ZONING SYSTEM FOR GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IGWE OFUEBE ADVISES NDI ANAMBRA.
As the 2017 gubernatorial election draws nearer in Anambra state, the traditional Monarch of Ifite Ogwari in Aghamelum Local Government Area, Igwe A.I Ofuebe has called on the people of Anambra state to embrace 8 years zoning system for their governorship election.
Igwe Ofuebe who made the call while interacting with Newsmen in his palace at Ifite Ogwari, said Anambra North senatorial district should complete the eight years just as the case of Anambra central.
According to him, the political arena in the state is already heating up and called on the people of Anambra to declare their support for Governor Obiano second term bid to enable him complete on-going projects.
The traditional Monarch, who extolled Governor Willie Obiano for his invaluable contributions to the polity as well as positive impact on the society, also noted that his developmental stride is gradually transforming the state.
He pointed out that the Governor has recorded much achievement within his four years in office and deserves second tenure.
According to him reelection of the Governor will lead to stability as Dr Willie Obiano has set clear objective and strategies to earn support for second term in office by the people of the state.
The traditional Monarch also listed some of the laudable achievements of Governor Obiano and noted that kidnapping and other crimes have been totally eradicated in Anambra state by the Governor.
Igwe Ofuebe also noted that Governor Willie Obiano administration has equally attracted investors from outside the country and eulogized his efforts in paying salaries as and when due to the pensioners and civil servants in Anambra state.
He called on other aspirants not to go ahead but to support him and contribute their quota to move the state forward.
08. PHC,Anaku undergoes massive renovation
By Kelechi Anyikwa.N
In line with the State Government’s effort to strengthen primary health centres in Anambra State, renovation works have commenced at PHC Anaku,in Ayamelum LGA.
The officer in charge of the primary health centre, Mrs Ifeyinwa Okonkwo confirmed this in her make shift office yesterday at Anaku.
She expressed satisfaction over the quality and extent of work done so far on the building.
Mrs Okonkwo appreciated the State Government for the kind gestures towards Ayamelum community in recent times. Adding that the renovation exercise when completed will help the health workers discharge their duties effectively.
She however, pleaded for more health care givers to be posted to Ayamelum Council Area, as this will help discourage members of the community from patronizing quacks when seeking medical attention.
09. JNAPD in Ayamelum pledges support for Gov. Obiano ahead of November guber poll.
By AGUNWA ANASTACIA
The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities(JNAPD), Ayamelum local government chapter has pledged its support for Governor Willie Obiano for his second term bid come November 18th governorship election this year.
The Ayamelum chapter Coordinator, Mr. Christopher Dibor disclosed this to Information Officers at the Council Secretariat Anaku shortly after the April monthly meeting of the association.
The group who endorsed Governor Willie Obiano for a second tenure expressed the hope that Chief Obiano would be re-elected because of his track records.
To this end, Mr. Christopher Dibor urged everyone to vote for Chief Willie Obiano on election day in order for him to complete the good works he had started for the betterment of the state.
The Coordinator however, commended the governor for having some of the persons with disabilities in his government employ, but appealed to Chief Obiano to come to the aid of some of them seeking for self employment.
Mr. Dibor therefore asked Chief Willie Obiano led-government to provide the Association chapter with a vehicle for easy movement of members to and fro Awka, the Anambra state capital and other places for their meetings and other engagements.
10. Anambra Guber Election: Umumbo Monarch, PG call for Obiano re-election bid.
By AGUNWA ANASTACIA
Owing to the developmental strides of Governor Willie Obiano in his first term in office across the communities in Anambra state, the Aboh 1 of Umumbo HRH Igwe Ikechukwu Chukwudubem has called for the re-election of Chief Obiano as governor in the forthcoming November 18th Anambra state governorship election.
HRH Igwe Chukwudubem who made the call at the Council’s Secretariat Anaku in an interview with Information Officers listed the achievements of Governor Obiano to include 20 million naira community project to each of the communities, provision of security of lives and property to indigenes and non indigenes, construction of massive roads as well as regular and prompt payment of civil servants and pensioners in the state.
While commending Willie Obiano led- administration for providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and making the inhabitants of the communities to sleep with two eyes closed, Aboh 1 of Umumbo said that no state in the whole federation was performing more than Governor Obiano.
The Umumbo Monarch who advised those criticizing the governor in bad fate to do it constructively added “the issue is that nobody, for whatever good you are doing, people must criticize you. The good and the bad but the good ones will equally have their way”.
He expressed the hope that; “at the end of everything, people must see clearly what Obiano is doing and commend him. You see, this is an electioneering year but everywhere is calm because the governor is doing well. What are you going to say that the governor is not doing well that you are coming to correct? He is doing roads, paying salary of civil servants, providing security, Pensioners are enjoying and nothing like kidnapping anymore in the state”.
He however, advised non indigenes residing in their community to embrace the prevailing peace in the community and the state in general in order to live well with the indigenes they meet.
According to the Monarch, “We advise the Fulani herdsmen in our community to take good care of their animals so that they will not destroy the farmers’ crops because that is the area they may have problem with farmers. We equally, advice them to stay along with their families so that they will not think of destroying farmers’ crops and running away”.
Similarly, the President-General of Umumbo community, Hon. Anthony Okafor called on all Anambra people and residents of the state to put hands together to ensure that Governor Willie Obiano wins in the forthcoming governorship election in the state in order to enable him continue in his good works for the people.
Hon. Anthony Okafor emphasized that Chief Obiano had embarked on several projects in Umumbo such as given them the opportunity to finish their 20 million community project and about approving a new one as well as the settlement of the case between Umumbo and the Fulani herdsmen last year, amongst others.
“So my message and prayer is that it shall be well with Governor Willie Obiano and the people of Anambra state. I urge the people to exercise patience because if what Obiano is doing has not affected your community so much in his first tenure, it will reach everybody well in his second tenure”, PG stated.
11. Continue to support Gov. Obiano’s developmental projects : Okoli urges Ayamelum communities.
By AGUNWA ANASTACIA
The Chairman transition committee of Ayamelum Local Government Area, Chief Ken Okolo has advised the people of Ayamelum council to continue to support Chief Willie Obiano led – administration in his developmental projects across the communities in the state.
Chief Okolo who gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Anaku shortly after inspecting the on-going projects in the area, urged the people to resist any attempt to engage them into any wrong political arrangement which might displace them from the main stream of the socio-economic and political development of the government on ground.
The Chairman expressed the need for the people to have Governor Willie Obiano be re-elected during the forthcoming governorship election adding that he commended Chief Obiano as he has given governance a human face by touching all the communities in the State with his four pillar cardinal points.
Ayamelum Council Chairman however, appealed to the State Government to come to their aid by renovating the Omor Customary Court which was destroyed by the wind in order to protect the building from total collapse.
On the ongoing Ayamelum Secretariat Complex Anaku, Chief Okolo expressed disappointment over the poor quality of job on the complex and the slow pace of job, calling on the Contractor handling the project to put superior fittings that could enable the building last longer.
He further advised the Contractor to quicken up the job on the complex in order to save the staff of the Council from lack of office accommodation.
12. OBIANO: “A MIRACLE WORKER”-IGWE UDO SAYS.
BY GEORGE EWUULUM
The Traditional Ruler of Anaku His Royal Highness, Igwe P.O Oforkansi has described Obiano as a miracle worker.
He said this in an exclusive interview with the press in his palace at Anaku Headquarters of Ayamelum local Government Area.
Speaking from his wealth of experience Igwe Oforkansi commended Obiano’s achievements so far. The Royal Father recalled the pitiable condition of Anambra State especially Awka the State capital before Governor Willie Obiano assume office. According to him the out-gone leaders of the state never thought of giving Awka, the state capital a befitting outlook until Obiano came. He said truly that Anambra had been a home for all but now with the available infrastructures on ground such as the newly built three fly- over bridges at Amawbia , Kwata and Aroma junction; Anambra can proudly answer the light of the nation.
Speaking Further in the interview Igwe Oforkasi called him a miracle worker saying that he deserves the name simply because the speed with which he boosted our internally generated Revenue (IGR) is so amazing that after Lagos State, Anambra state is now rubbing shoulders with other oil-producing states. Igwe who expressed joy and fulfillment over the prompt payment of salaries, tight security network, industrialization, commerce and even the international trades being undertaken by the state. He called on all well meaning Ndi Anambra to keep the flag flying and maintain the tempo and political status quo giving that our dream state is within a touching distance.
He further discouraged those who would want to collect money from other politicians during this coming gubernatorial election to shine their eyes and cast their votes conscientiously. He however wrapped it up that “come what may, what’s gonna be must gonna be” and finally described Obiano as the best governor.
13.MONARCHS CALL NIGERIANS TO REGISTER FOR PERMANENT VOTERS CARDS.
Following the INEC continous voter’s registration exercise that has commenced on Thursday 27th April 2017 across the country, well meaning Nigerians who have not been registered have been tasked to go and register to enable them exercise their franchise with permanent voter’s card (PVC).
The traditional ruler of Ifite Ogwari, in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra state Igwe A.I Ofuebe made the call while interacting with newsmen in his palace at Ifite Ogwari.
Igwe Ofuebe who stressed the need for all hands to be on deck called on all tradition rulers, town union’s leaders, stakeholders, and the religions leaders in the various communities in Anambra state who are preparing for their 2017 gubernatorial elections to properly enlighten their people on the importance of the registration exercise to enable them choose their leaders.
According to him, this will help them to participate in the on coming elections in the country.
The Monarch called on the people of Ayamelum who have reached the age of 18years and other eligible voters who have not registered to come out en mass and participate by ensuring that they visit INEC offices in their various communities.
He commended the state Governor Chief Willie Obiano his relentless efforts in transforming the state and thanked him for opportunity given to the civil servants in the state to register for the PVC to enable them exercise their franchise.
Contributing the traditional rural of Awka-etiti, Idemili south Local Government Area of Anambra state, Igwe Engr. Mike Ezeudenna appealed to the people of Awka-Etiti to assist in ensuring that the eligible voters who have not been registered before, visit the INEC offices in their various area and register as registration will help them to choose the candidates of their choice and vote during elections in the country.
Igwe Ezeudenna noted that this has become imperative as one cannot vote vote without being duly registered and issued with Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC).
The Monarch however extolled the present administration in the state which have been working tirelessly in the scheme of things for the development of the state and ever ready to serve the people.
14.Ayamelum Council boss appeals to Ndi Anambra to support Obiano administration.
By Agunwa Anastacia
The Transition Committee Chairman, Ayamelum Local Government Area, Chief Ken Okolo, has appealed to the people of Anambra state, especially members of the opposition political parties to allow the prevailing peace in the state in order to enable Governor Wlillie Obiano complete his developmental strides.
Chief Ken Okolo who was addressing staff of the council at the Council Secretariat in Anaku expressed happiness that Chief Obiano’s leadership style has brought tremendous change in the socio-economic lives of Anambra people, stressing that the governor has sanitized the state as hoodlums and godfathers now look elsewhere for means of their livelihood.
The Council boss emphasized that there was no vacancy for Governorship position in Anambra state till after Governor Willie Obiano’s second tenure.
Chief Okolo noted that Governor Willie Obiano has performed exceedingly well above other Governors that have ruled Anambra state in the past, urging the people not to derail in supporting the governor in his second term bid by voting him enmasse during the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Okolo however, advised the staff of the council to be more committed to their duties by shunning absenteeism and lateness to work, which, according to him, militates against the progress and effective functioning of any organization.
In their separate speeches, the Head of Local Government Administration in the area, Lady Jane Ejiogu and the Head of Education and Social Development in the council, Mr. Mike Okechi assured the Council Chairman that the staff of the council will give him and his team maximum support that would take the council to greater heights.
15.INEC: Insufficient Power May Cripple Data Capturing In Ayamelum
By Kelechi Anyikwa.N
Inadequate power supply has been identified as one of the major challenges facing the on-going continuous voters registeration exercise being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ayamelum Local Government Area,Anambra State.
The Electoral Officer for the Local Government,Mr Ferdinand Iloh disclosed this in an interview at his office in Anaku.
He stated that irrespective of the fact that difficulties were experienced in the area of power supply and lack of enough charger for their data capturing machines amongst others, the exercise was progressing.
He added that their inability to attend to the teaming multitude outside without delay was not their own making but it can be attributed to his officials not having all the required tools for the exercise.
According to him, “As you can see,my officials are here and we are ready to work but we do not have all the tools required to perform this job effectively at our disposal. For instance no electricity! We have to source for diesel on daily basis. Again, We have two capturing machines with just one charger. How can we attend to the multitude outside with just two systems and one charger”
The Electoral Officer called on Ayamelum Council Chairman to come to their aid especially in the area of power supply.
While responding, One of the eligible voters waiting for capturing,Mr Celestine Ifeka from Unizik Awka, expressed fear that eligible voters like himself may be dis- enfranchised during the forth coming governorship election in the State if nothing is done about the delay being experienced in the exercise. He suggested that more machines be made available in villages to reduce the pressure at the Local Government Offices.
Another respondent,Mrs Rose Onuora from Omor ward also expressed displeasure over the delay being experienced in the exercise,saying that it was not going as she expected since she did not come for new voter card registration but for a replacement.
16.ANAMBRA MONARCH SUES FOR PEACE, COMMENDS OBIANO
By Kelechi Anyikwa.N
The Traditional ruler of Umuudo Igwe Ikechukwu Chukwudubem, has urged non- indigenes living among his people to promote and embrace peace at all times to move the State forward.
The Monarch gave the advice while speaking to information officers in an interview at Ayamelum Council Secretariat,Anaku.
Igwe Ikechukwu, who stated that his community has been sleeping with two eyes closed enjoined non-indegenes especially the herdsmen living in Umumbo to embrace the prevailing peace in his community and the State at large to maintain unity.
The Royal Father commended Governor Willie Obiano for his people oriented programmes and for the developmental activities at Umumbo, adding that the security his people are enjoying today is a result of the goodness of his administration he advised those criticizing his administration, to do so constructively because no State Governor in the whole Federation has performed better than Governor Obiano.
17.GOV. OBIANO PERFORMS CREDITABLY WELL IN SECURITY OF LIVES, PROPERTY, OTHERS, SAYS UMUMBO PG
By Agunwa Anastacia
The President-General of Umumbo community, Hon. Anthony Okafor has declared that Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has performed creditably well in different endeavour for Ndi Anambra especially in the security of lives and property of the citizenry.
Hon. Anthony Okafor who made the declaration in an interview with the press at the council secretariat Anaku, noted that Chief Obiano had embarked on several projects in their community such as 20 million community choose project as well as the settlement of the case between Umumbo and the Fulani herdsmen last year, amongst others.
According to PG Okafor, “Before now it was not an easy thing passing the Onitsha Upper Iweka during the day, let alone at night. But now, one can sleep there even at night as there is no more picking pockets, hire assassins, etc”.
Continuing, “In fact, i don’t know what the governor has not done for us, as he has virtually done everything. But nowadays, we have people that are good in negative criticism. We have to pray for Governor Obiano so that he will continue to remain on the seat for eight years. If there is anywhere I will blow whistle for him, I will do because Obiano is the best governor in Nigeria”, PG emphasized.
He however, called on all Ndi Anambra as well as residents of the state to put hands together to ensure that Governor Willie Obiano wins in the forthcoming governorship election in the state in order to enable him continue in his good works for the people.
“My message and prayer is that it shall be well with Governor Willie Obiano and Ndi Anambra” Okafor stated. He urged the people to exercise patience, stating that if what Obiano is doing has not affected their communities in his first tenure, it will reach every communities well in his second tenure.
18.Anambra Partners GLRA For TB Eradication
By Kelechi Anyikwa N.
Anambra State Government in partnership with German Leprosy TB Relief Association have supplied anti tuberculosis drugs to be dispensed at no cost to public health centres across the State.
The Local Government supervisor for tuberclosis,Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer in Ayamelum,Mr Peter Igwemma confirmed this in an interview at Public Health Centre Ikenga, Anaku.
He said that TB drugs from Anambra State Government and GLRA have been delivered to Public Health Centres in Ayamelum with health workers dispensing the drugs to TB patients at no cost and the patients are responding to treatment.
Mr Igwemma however,expressed the need for more sensitization and awareness.
“The State Government is doing well but we ask that more awareness be created so that more citizens can benefit”. He stated.
He also suggested the recruitment of volunteer TB workers who can go into the
villages and reach out to TB sufferers while creating the necessary awareness.
The Anaku Community Health Aid,Mrs Theresa Nnamekwe who testified the drugs’ efficacy said that one of the tuberculosis patients who has been consistent in taking his drugs is almost cured. She called on all TB sufferers in the area to avail themselves of this golden opportunity made possible by the State Government, to reduce tuberculosis and related cases in their community.
19.100 motorbike offenders to be arraigned for flaunting Obiano’s order
By AGUNWA ANASTACIA
About 100 motorcycle operators have been arrested and to be arraigned in court for allegedly flaunting the order by Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state; that motorcycle operators should suspend operation from 7.00pm
to 6.00am daily.
The Commander of the Special Anti Cult Squad, SPACS, of the State Police Command, Mr Christopher Bassey, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on the scores of motorcycles
impounded by his men.
He said that “because most of the crimes now are being perpetrated by these motorcycle operators at night, the Governor ordered that they should
not operate dusk to down, 7.pm to 6.am to be precise, to help checkmate their activities, but still most of them flaunt the order and we can’t keep our hands crossed and watch criminals to take over the area”.
According to him, “The Governor has through our able Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula, properly equipped the police command and as such we will be blamed if we don’t work up to expectation”.
“We have about 100 of these machines and their owners will soon be arraigned in court to serve as deterrent to future offenders” he posited.
On cultism, he expressed satisfaction that it has reduced drastically and attributed it to the war against criminals in the state by the police, military and other security operatives that include
local vigilance groups.
Mr. Bassey urged parents to always monitor the company which their children keep, warning that, “we will not spare them when caught in criminal activity. They should also refrain from drug addiction which influence their abnormal behaviour”. He warned.