By Amaka Olua
The Umunze Progressive Union, Awka Branch has commenced plans towards the construction of their Multipurpose Complex through the launching of their median Almanac which was held on Saturday, 8 December 2018, at Paul University Awka.
Speaking at the event, the President General (PG) Hon John Akanyeonu expressed joy over the peace that had returned to UPU, he stated that peace brings about development in the community and He then urged all to maintain peace among them and to be ready to answer whenever they were beckoned upon. He advised all to contribute towards the construction of the multipurpose hall which would be of a great value to them. He condemned the act of killings that happened in the past month and promise that Umunze would be a safer place for all.
In his welcome address, the chairman of Umunze Progressive Union Awka branch, Engr Ejike Okoli expressed his optimism over the event, saying it marks the beginning of progress in UPU. He charged all to exhibit the enthusiastic spirit which they are known for. This was even as he appreciated all who left their tight schedules to celebrate with them. He commended Umunze General for ensuring that the leadership tussle they suffered for over twenty five years was settled and also thanked those who made it possible. He maintained that Umunze Progressive Union Awka Branch was known a registered body with CAC. He charged all to join hands together to take the union to a greater height. He added that UPU has numerous members with functional executives, saying they had maintained peace and harmony among themselves. He advised all to contribute towards the construction of their multipurpose complex which would be an avenue for togetherness and also of great importance to them.
He urged them of their forth coming election and advised them to vote wisely regardless of their religion, individual differences and political affiliations. He reminded them to have Umunze at heart in order not to lose the glory their fore fathers bequeathed on them.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the occasion, Engr E.O Iheazor, thanked all those who made it to the event. He stated that the purpose of the launching was to raise funds for the erection of a multipurpose complex where all the activities of the town would be held. He appealed to all to support the on going project by contributing generously. He stated that the median almanac was first almanac being launched by UPU, Awka Branch since its creation.