AGUATA-ORUMBA COMMUNITY IN US SHOPS FOR N20M MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
This, according to the group at the end of its 6th National Convention held in Atlanta was in recognition of the increasing in cardiovascular diseases, which have become prevalent in communities within Aguata- Orumba local government of the state.
Hosted by Aguata-Orumba Association of Atlanta under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Onyeagba, the group in a communique jointly signed by Prof Charles Ikedinobi Onunkwo, National Secretary, Sir. Christian Okpala, National President and Chief Samuel Nwigwe, National Public Relations Officer adopted the following resolution to guide the strategic direction:
*That AOU community in USA shall continue to collaborate with the stakeholders of AOU at the homeland in seeking continuous political and economic development of the region.
*That the group intensify their our outreach efforts in growing this organization, realizing the enormous talents and skills of their large citizenry in Diaspora, whom they have barely mobilized effectively to contribute in the development of our region.
*That pressure must be put on elected AOU indigenes to the state or federal offices, to ensure that the dividends of democracy are brought back to our region.
*That AOU, USA is concerned that the crises at Nkerehi, Orumba South LGA, continues to claim innocent lives, and appeals to the state government to seek meaningful peaceful and democratic resolution without further delay.
*That AOU,USA, is even more concerned that the unresolved community rift at Nkerehi may be giving unwelcome impetus to the boundary or land dispute currently brewing in the neighboring communities of Owerre Ezukala and Ogbunka.
'Our organization is deeply concerned about this separate and evolving communal crisis in these towns that have historically lived in peace, and calls for the state government to implement the spirit of a mutually agreed working document aimed at resolving the land disputes between the communities of Ogbunka and Owerre Ezukala' the group added in the communique.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the National President, Sir Christian Okpala, expressed profound appreciation for the collective efforts and spirit of brotherhood demonstrated by the Atlanta chapter, right from the planning stages, to the actual events.
He reiterated the essence of our corporate motto of 'unity with common purpose', and the need to bring this to bear as we chart progressive and sustainable developmental paths for our communities.
In his formal response, the host Chairman, Dr. Daniel Onyeagba, while acknowledging the National President's remarks of appreciation, stated that he was humbled by the confidence given to him by the AOU national leadership by allowing his infant chapter the opportunity to host the convention.
He promised to do his best in helping to ensure the growth of the organization which has barely begun to harness her enormous human and material assets.
Meanwhile, the National President of ASA-USA, Dr. Allison Anadi, and a Professor of Mathematics, Prof. Nick Muoneke, respectively spoke on issues that captured the central theme of the convention, and the imperatives of sustained community service as the cornerstones of overall social, cultural and economic development of our larger constituencies.
In his remarks, Prof. Muoneke emphasized that the problem with our society was not politics, by itself, but the absence of 'good politicians' who are less interested in self-gratification, but more interested in formulating good public policies aimed at the greater good for the society as a whole.
For Dr. Allison Anadi who implored the group to deploy their respective skills and talents in the service of their communities, state said that sustainable development cannot be unilaterally achieved by any government without community support.
He reminded the gathering of the strength in numbers, adding that as a region that has one third of the population of the state, there was s no excuse for apathy.
We and we must bring our strength in numbers to bear on the political governance of our state, he added.
The convention was graced by the distinguished presence of the Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Hon. Emeka Sibeudu, Chief Titus Anagbogu (Ugwumba), the current chairman of Aguata Local Government, Chief Godwin Osele (Ide) representing Dr. Andy Uba, Senator Anambra South Senatorial Zone, and Chief Damien Okeke (Ogene Nanka). AOU, among others