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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

ERROSION MENACE IN UMUNZE,ORUMBA SOUTH LOCAL!! : Save Our Land And Heritage The People Cry For Help!!!!

The people of Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State made a Save Our Soul call to the Federal Government of Nigeria, to urgently intervene in the wanting loss of Farmland, Homes and other horrendous and incalculable havoc in the business nerve center of ORUMBA North and SouthLocal governments of Anambra State, caused by a devilish Erosion.

They made this call through the member representing Orumba North and Orumba South Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Ben Nwankwo, believing that the peoples Messenger will continue the exceptionally revered rapid response to matters of extreme urgencies that has characterized his Leadership/Representation of the People.

This Errosion Haram has been silently enchroaching into Buildings, Farmlands, Redusing Trade,Communication and other means of Relationship between the People of The Community. Recently, the gathering of Flood occasioning this scary natural disaster has also escalated to the extent that it threatens the existence of the Popular Umunze Market, a market that serves an inter-State Trade and Commerce purposes. The negative Social and Economic effect will be far reaching and gruesome.

In respect to the save our soul call,the Peoples' Messenger, Rt. Hon Ben duly dispatched his Legislative Aides, Dr Edwin Aguigwo and Hon. Obinna Nwankwo to the scene of the devastation on an inspection visit with the Oracle News to ascertain the current situation of the natural disaster.
On the Tuesday,08/08/2017, the inspection team arrived the Community to see things for themselves and report as appropriate. Alas! The rampaging flood and the gully effects are better seen than told! Scores of homes have been deserted,about 60 hectares of farmland have been affected,Bussiness is put on hold at the slightest sign of rainfall and is totally stopped at the eventual rain until 48hours, a major road leading to the permanent sight of a Federal Institution, Federal College of Education Umunze(FCET) has been abandoned at the mercy of the flood and the cruelty  of the erosion, making the students to take bush parts to school, thereby endangering their lives, the Trunk A road connecting Imo State and Abia State at the danger of being swept away along Umunze town with the recent rapidity of the current situation.
Speaking with a community leader, Mr Casmir Ilechukwu, he berated the lack of proper attention by the past Governments as their earlier calls has proved tepid and could only elicit insignificant attention. He further explained that the town through her illustrious sons has contributed their enormous philanthropic quotas in checkmating the disaster and reducing its adverse effects, but it has escalated to an unbearable level that the town had to start crying out louder to the Government. He therefore, called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency at the Erosion site, to save the area from further degradation.
In his speech, Rt Hon Ben Nwankwo, represented by his legislative Aides, gave the assurance that he will unleash all weapons in his  arsenal to ensure that a motion for urgent intervention is raised on the floor of the house as quick as possible, get the powers that be and persuade the relevant agencies into swift action to contain the menace.
In his remarks, the community youth leader, Comr Onyebuchi ikeakor commended the Rt. Hon for his commitment in ensuring that the pressing needs of the people are given proper attention and also extolled the legislative focus of the Messenger that has him making loud and obvious impacts in the legislative Arm of Government, despite just reclaiming the people mandate only last three months, after a protracted legal tussle. In the same vein, mr William Okonkwo and other community leaders there present, reaffirmed their unflinching support to the political life of Rt. Hon Ben Nwankwo.

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