NGO Call For Govt Interventions In Ebonyi Community

The non governmental organization under the auspices of Faith Community Counseling Organization in collaboration with Budgit TRACKA Foundation and Anglican Diocese of Abakaliki health and Community Development Initiative have called on  government at all levels to urgently come to the aid of the people of Iyonu  Community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by attracting lives touching projects in the area to reduce their plights.

This was made known during a one day sensitization, Community charter of demand and development embarked by the NGO at Community Primary school Ogbagu Ezza in Iyonu Community, Ishielu Local Government Area.
Addressing the Community members who turned out massively, the Chief Executive Officer of Faith Community Counseling Organization Mrs Magret Nworie said the purpose of the sensitization and  Community charter of demand was to assist the people in bringing government presence in the area owing to their high level of sufferings.

 Nworie who expressed displeasure on the condition they people are facing in the State, decried the total abandonment of the people by their political representatives and called on political office holders representing the area and government at all levels to immediately assist the people by providing social amenities including water, roads, electricity, schools, health facilities among others as they are currently facing an untold hardship to improve their means of livelihood.

She further lamented lack of government presence in the Community since its creation, revealed that it is only one Community Primary housing over 250 children is being managed by two government teachers, two community teachers and headmaster without any secondary school,  describing the situation as very pitiable.

Nworie who had earlier donated desks to  Community Primary School Ogbagu Ezza said she was motivated to embark on movement to save the people's life and  underscored the need for  building of  health facilities in the Community to reduce pregnant maternal as many have lost their lives  during labour.

According to her "Am very surprise to see this Community like this, as I speak there is no road here thanked God you saw it, there is no  secondary school, no  water even a single borehole, no hospital,  no light. This is too bad, if a pregnant woman is in a labour there is no hospital to go, you imagine death rate that will be recording if you are taking statics. Government need to assist them,  their predicament is very disheartening":

"We did charter of demand with them let it be captured in the budget  and that will make government to go there and do something for them"she said

However, she pledged to intestify efforts in ensuring that the people received the much needed attention soon. 

On their part, the representative of Budgit TRACKA foundation Mrs Stella Omodia and the representative of Anglican Doicese of Abakaliki Health and Community Development Initiatives Revd. Umeokafor Chukwuneye noted they focused on citizenship charter of demand, adding it is high time for the people to speak up to the government than keeping silence to change the narratives of the Community.

The former Councilor representing Iyonu Ward Hon. Simon Omoha hinted the Community is highly marginalized in all ramifications 
 in Ishielu LGA.

"This dilapidated building you are seeing is the building  the colonial matters built in 1957. This abandoned borehole you saw here was installed by Senator Igwenwagu during his regime but since the dispensations past it has not been functioning in this school.

"It means all our taxes and votes are in vain, we are not remembered, there is no senatorial projects since then. Let them build this road for us, water even our stream is polluted before you know it cholera will break up"

The assistant secretary of  Iyonu Women Wing Mrs Ekuma Celestina maintained they lacked virtually everything in the Community, adding the only primary school in the area is a death trap and called on well spirited individuals and governments to come to their aid to alleviate their sufferings.
Meanwhile, the town union president of Iyonu Community Dr. Obirija Sampson while appreciating the people for coming to identify with them  in the time of needy, vowed to pushed the charter of demands submitted to them by the Community members to the different sectors of government and their representatives both in the lower and upper chambers to ensure their demands are met and anticipated for a better positive results.

High points of the event was listing out of some key projects urgently needed in the Community by the Community members  including construction of roads, electricity, hospital, schools among others

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