By Our Correspondent
It was jubilation all the way last Sunday as the U.S- based- Awomukwu- born Clinical psychologist, and Founder Ifeanyi Uke Foundation (IUF) disbursed his “widow’s mite” to some selected widows in his Community, Awomukwu.
Recall that Mr. Ifeanyichukwu, on account of his birthday few weeks ago had earmarked half a million naira to support the lives of many suffering widows, through his Foundation.
While disbursing the fund on Sunday, the the coordinator of the Ifeanyi Uke Foundation, Samuel Ogbonna, explained that the widows had been selected on need- base.
He called on the beneficiary widows numbering 20 to be prayerful and hopeful as Awomukwu community is beginning to witness a new level of development amid many challenges.
In her support speech, the assistant coordinator of the Foundation, Louisa Ogu, enjoined the widows to embrace Agriculture and engage themselves on petty-trade, to enable them meet up with daily financial challenges.
She however promised to train some widows in fishery, through the IUF whenever they are ready.
In his remarks, the Carbinet Chairman Chief Chibuzo Ogbonna thanked Mr. Ifeanyi for his act of philantropism towards the less-previledged.
He advised the widows to train their children in the fear of God, and to enconcate in them the spirit of love that engenders community service.
While expressing happiness over the latest development in Awomukwu in recent time, Mrs. Mercy John said that the continuous prayers offered by the Awomukwu women was beggining to bear good fruit.
She charged the widows to have faith in God, as that would serve as source of power that would enable them live above the attendant challenges of widowhood.
Speaking at the event, the Amapu Awomukwu Youth Leader, Comrade Chikezie Emetue used the forum to call for peace in Awomukwu, stating that development cannot take place in the atmosphere of rancor.
The high point of the event featured a heart-felt appreciation, goodwill messages and prayers for the benefactor and other well- meaning sons and daughters of Awomukwu.