By Ewere Okonta
Friday the 7th of August 2020 was an eventful day in the history of Ekuku- Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area as the community played host to the Local Government Council Boss; Hon. Victor Okoh, ably represented by Comrade Lucky Omorojie (JP), the Supervisory Councilor for Health, Ika South Local Government during the official commissioning of the renovated and equipped Primary Health Care Centre and a hundred and fifty (150) three-seat chairs donated to three primary schools in the community by Ekuku Agbor Renaissance Initiative (EARI).Ekuku Agbor Renaissance Initiative (EARI) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) that is fully registered with the Corporate Affairs commission as a Non-Governmental Organization. EARI is a pro-development group that is made up of people that were either born or bred in Ekuku-Agbor in a certain generation or at most two.In a speech presented by the Coordinator of the group, Engr Kenneth Olowo who was represented by the Assistant Coordinator, Hon (Mrs.) Ifeoma Onyeoma Agbomah (Executive Assistant, to the Governor of Delta State on Political Matters), it was made clear that the renovation and equipping of the Health Centre was made possible by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the group reached with the government of Delta State. In the MoU, whereas EARI would renovate the dilapidated Primary Health Care Centre facilities, the government would provide same with medical equipment and staff. She thanked both the EARI and the State Government for keeping to the terms of the MoU. She specifically, praised the State Government for the massive equipment provided at the health centre and at the same time appealed to the State Government and the Local Council through the Ministry of Health to deploy medical and health workers as contained in the MoU to man the provided medical equipment.From the part of the government of the state, the Executive Secretary/Head of Health Department, Ika South Local Government, Dr Adaeze Nwabuwa, praised the executives and members of EARI for their patriotism and astute forthrightness in remembering the health of their people. She described the MoU between EARI and the State Government as innovative model that should be adopted by other Community Based Organizations. She encouraged the community to embrace the Contributory Health Enrolment Scheme and the Basic Health Scheme of the Government as it makes medical facilities as well as Medicare accessible and affordable.Complementing the Executive Secretary, the representative of the Council Boss, Hon Lucky Omorojie, assured the community of Government’s support at all times. He also encouraged the community to maintain and secure the equipment provided by the Government. On the issue of manpower, he assured that Government will do the needful.Speaking for the community, Chief P.C. Aniemeke, on behalf of the Uboh-in-Council, thanked the members of EARI and the State Government for making the no-mean project a huge success. He assured that the community vigilante group will be encouraged to provide the necessary round-the-clock security for the Health Centre and the equipments. Chief Solomon Ezeahamosi, the Uboh of Ekuku Agbor added his royal support to the ceremony.Other dignitaries that witnessed the ceremony were: Hon. Evans Ughe (Councilor, Ward 5), Hon. Ifeanyi Nmoyem (Ward 5, PDP Chairman), Chief Bayo Nmorsi and Chief Chinedu Nwaonicha. Others are Messrs. J.K. Ekwu; John Onwuka, Simon Okocha, Happy Iyare (EAPU, Chairman) among others.
Comrade Lucky Omorojie (JP) on behalf of the Ika South Local Government Chairman cutting the tapefor the official commissioning of the projects
Comrade Lucky Omorojie (JP) speaking at the ceremony
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