Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Obiano's wife gift Houses to widows to mark 2020 Humanitarian Day

Ukpa Ewa | August 20th, 2020

AKWA: Humanitarianism is an act of practicing benovelent treatment and providing assistance to other people to improve the condition of humanity for moral and logical reasons.

The day was set aside by United Nations on 19th August, 2009 to honour real life heroes committed to helping others

Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Ebelechukwu Obiano in furtherance of her NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) yesterday provided shelter for two indigent widows most in need.

The event  was held at Akwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo and Ameze Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area respectively.

The houses are among the 27 houses built by her NGO, CAFE.

Presenting  keys of the new houses to the beneficiaries, Mrs Obiano noted that she has always felt the need to provide succour and revive hopes of the less privileged.

According to her,  she has always had a strong sense of responsibility to build an atmosphere of difference with her NGO in the State.

Mrs Obiano who also expressed satisfaction with the low recorded cases of coronavirus in Anambra State, reminded the people of the need to keep adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols as the disease remains effective and deadly.

The beneficiary at Ozubulu, Mrs Eucharia Nwakibie who is 51 years old, lost her husband in 2012, and had been forced to live in her father's house afterwards due to accommodation difficulties, with seven of her children, two of whom had died during the challenging periods.

Also Mrs Victoria Udenka a 87 years old widow  also received a 3-bedroom house at Ameze Aguleri.

The newly-constructed bungalows, like others previously constructed, come with a borehole that would serve the beneficiary and her community and a standby power set that would power the building as well as the water.

The houses are also equipped with sets of furniture, forty-inch LED television, standing fan, refrigerator, mattresses, refrigerator, stabilizer and other basic living gadgets.

The beneficiaries, Mrs Nwakibie, and Mrs Victoria Udenka who were  visibly astounded, thanked the Governor's wife for restoring their hopes. 

Also, commending the kind gesture, Anambra State Commissioner for  Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue said that the beauty of Mrs. Obiano philanthropy is that she does not know any of the beneficiaries of her housing programme because they are randomly selected. 

She thanked her for coming to the aid of the widow  and many other beneficiaries of her innate acts of kindness.

In their seperate remarks, the Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) Venerable Amaechi Okwuosa, that of  Anambra Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA) Mr. Jude Emecheta said that the governor's wife has adopted the biblical injunction of coming to the aid of the desolate in the society, a virtue that complements Governor Obiano's excellent administration.

Earlier  in his remarks Chairman of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Barr. Austin Enendu, said that the governor's wife's pattern of charity is unique because she has continued to revive the hopes of the downtrodden through works that have remarkable effects.

The houses are among the twenty seven built so far by Mrs Obiano and handed over to indigent widows since CAFE was officially registered as a charity organization in August 2014.