By Chioma Ndife
The people of Ebenebe Community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State have concluded plans to key into the monthly sanitation exercise usually observed every last Saturday of the month in major cities of the state.
Hon. Paul Nnatuanya, the President General of Ebenebe Town Union (ETU) who disclosed this in his inaugural speech, explained that his administration would champion the sanitation exercise and ensure its sustenance.
He noted that the sanitation exercise which became necessary following the various developments currently ongoing in the town, would be observed in all parts of the 8 villages of Ebenebe, especially the access roads.
The PG while enjoining the indigenes and residents of Ebenebe Community to support the move, disclosed that ETU would work with the government to bring to justice anyone caught evading sanitation exercise or engage in acts of uncleanliness such as such as littering the streets, indiscriminate dumping of refuse, building on water channels, among others.
He drew the attention of the state government to the importance of the Ezu Bridge which connects the community with 8 other communities in Awka North and called for the immediate completion of the bridge.
He said that the bridge once completed, would give a boost to agricultural activities going on in the area.
In a remark, the traditional ruler of Ebenebe, Igwe Christopher Nnaegbuna, thanked the indigenes of the community for electing the new executive that would promote the affairs of the town. He urged the new executive to work together with love, one voice and avoid anything that would impede the peace and development of the community.
Speaking at the event, the ETU First Vice Chairman, Chief Benjamin Ilonwa and Mr. Johnbosco Anaracha, assured that the new leadership would not be like the previous one that held the community in crisis for the past twelve years.
Ilonwa and Anaracha, maintained that the peaceful nature of the community had made it ever ready to receive more government presence, local and international, throughout the tenure of the new executive and beyond.
Earlier while inaugurating the new ETU executive, Barr. Sunday Eze from Anambra State Ministry of Town Union and Chieftaincy Matters, advised the new excos to work in concert with the traditional ruler to achieve desired results.
Meanwhile, the ETU has inaugurated the 2018 Ebenebe Cultural fiesta billed to hold on 31st December.
The committee has Benjamin Ilonwa as chairman; Cletus Nnenna as Secretary; Johnbosco Anaracha, Innocent Maduakaor, Okechukwu Onuegbu, Innocent Chukwuka, Raymond Arinze and others as members.