By Abuchi Onwumelu
The immediate past member representing Aguata II State Constituency, Hon. Ikem Uzoezie, and the Chief Executive Officer of Golding Talis Gucci Natural Organic Redwine, Chief Ezeonyebuchi Vitalis Okoye, recently at Ihuanuka Hall, Community Secondary School, Igboukwu, in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, distributed relief materials to Igbo Ukwu women.
Items distributed included, 300 bags of rice, 300 cartons of 70g Tummy Tummy Instant Noodles, 300 tubers of yam, 100 hand sanitizers, 100 packets of Vitmain C, and cash gift.
Speaking while distributing the items, Rt Hon. Ikem Uzoezie said their aim was to empower and encourage women who catered for their families and also to ensure that there were enough food stuffs in their kitchens, noting that the essence of giving them hand sanitizers and packets of Vitamain C was to help them stay safe and healthy.
The former lawmaker thanked friends who came with them to support their efforts towards cushioning the effects of the ravaging pandemic on the women, as well as the destitute and the needy in the community. He also thanked the ward representatives who came to witness the event
Speaking immediately after sharing the items to the women Chief Ezeonyebuchi eulogized Igbo Ukwu women for their steadfastness, courage and peaceful disposition, emphasizing that the essence of distributing the palliatives to them was to cushion the COVID-19 effects on them.
Ezeonyebuchi advised the women to maintain social distancing, wash their hands regularly, and to make sure they stayed safe with their families, urging them never to lose focus. He added that they would surely overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Earlier in a remark, the chairman of Ihuanuka Village, Igbo Ukwu, Comrade Emeka Ezeokoye, commended the donors for remembering their people.
For her part, Mrs Ijeoma Okeke, on behalf of Igbo Ukwu Women, IDU, thanked the donors, even as she recalled that Uzoezie donated an oil processing machine to the women, which,
she said, had been a source of livelihood and income to many in Ihite Quater, Igbo Ukwu.
The women took turns to shower praises on the donors, thanking God for allowing their children to give out food items and money to them.
Highlight of the event was the distribution of bags of rice, tubers of yam, and cartons of noodles, to the beneficiaries.