A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ishimiri Ogbunka Global Foundation, has built and donated an ultramodern bus stop to the people of Agbala village, Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The foundation, led by Richard Nzodilichukwu Okonkwo, also handed over two new motor bikes to the community’s town crier and youth leader. A public address system was given to a repentant youth for evangelism. Cash donations of N45, 000 was made to a youth, ; five persons got N29,000 each and five others got N5000 each.
Speaking after the official handover of the items, Chairman of Orumba South Local Government Area, Raymond Onyeagu, commended the foundation for the gesture. Onyeagu noted that the bus stop shelter was the first ultramodern bus stop in Ogbunka community. He said that the state government holds persons like Okonkwo to very high esteem, “who assists the government in her bid to provide basic amenities to people at the grassroots.”
On his part, the President General (PG) of Ogbunka community, Emmanuel Okoro, disclosed that Okonkwo had been one of the Ogbunka’s illustrious sons who had continued to reach out and touch lives of the people.“Before now, it used to be difficult to wait for bus, kekenapep or okada along this road because of rainfall or sunshine. We had no single shelter on the road of Ogbunka,” he said.
Youth leader of Agbala village, Mr Clement Nnebe, and the village town crier, Mr. ChukwuemelieOkoli, recounted how it used to be difficult serving the village on foot. “With this new bike, our works are made easier,” they said.
Earlier, during the official presentation of the structure and other items to the community, Mr Okonkwo, the Director of Ishimmiri Ogbunka Foundation, said that he was only fulfilling the path he made with God early in life, to use whatever God gives him for the betterment of his community.
Okonkwo, who was represented by his elder brother, Mr. Ugonna Francis Okonkwo, said, “I promised God when I was about to travel out of the country that if he blessed the work of my hands, I would set up a foundation in my hometown through which I would be adding value to lives.”
Cultural dances by various dance troupes formed high point of the occasion