TRADITIONAL ruler of Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area,RC Eze has commended the ‘Ugboazuuno’ agricultural initiative of Governor Willie Obiano while appreciating God for the bountiful yam harvest in his community.
The monarch, who distributed prizes topped with motorcycle to the farmers who harvested big yams from their farms, urged the youths to stop staying idle but engage in agricultural activities since the community is very fertile for cultivation of food crops and economic trees.
The royal father while blessing kola nut to commence the New Yam Festival held at Dunukofia Palace said: “We thank God for the successful Awanji Ukpo 2020 Festival. God in his infinite mercy has given us bountiful harvest and we pray that next year will be greater”.
The Orira Igwe 2020 attracted UIU Women Wing, youth wing, Nze na Oba Dunukofia, Ndi Oji Ana Ukpo, Iru Okokwu Community, Ndi Otu Agu Ukpo among others.
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John Bassey Abang spoke on a topic titled: “Community Policing and Neighbourhood Watch as a Tool For Effective Policing”. This was followed with a talk by Chi Emma Foundation on Sickle cell,while Dr. JC Ezedinachi spoke on the management of high blood pressure.
The former head of service and secretary to Anambra State Government and cabinet member, Chief Okwuchukwu Ezeaku and Chief Ifeanyi Omeokachie threw more light on the community policing model of the federal government.
The highlight of the festival was presentation of gifts to the traditional ruler by groups and well wishers from far and wide.