The newly elected youth executive of Umuokwa Town Council in Egegelem, Igboh-Etche, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, has been sworn in to run the affairs of the community in the next four years.
Speaking at the ceremony, HRH Eze Sir, Samuel Ameachi admonished the new executive to give quality and good representation to the community in all areas that their services would be needed.
He added that, “you will now be the community’s representatives in solving the internal problems, fostering unity among the people and to make sure that peace reign in Edegelem and Igboh-Etche in general.”
In his response, Mr. Kingdom O.Williams, the GMOU/Community Development Chairman said that his main task was to unify the community and to make sure that the peace that have eluded the community for over ten years was put in place.
In his view, “the people of Umuokwa Edgelem have been doing things differently and have been in disarray for a long time now. My tenure will do it’s best to bring peace and to run an all inclusive government that would carry everybody along in the developmental schemes of the community. I will do everything possible to ensure that the people feel the policies of my tenure positively.”
He called on the people of the community to co-operate with him in the development of the area, saying that, “with a united front we can conquer our hardest front, therefore, members of my community should support the present executive to achieve the desired development needed for growth and shun any act that will cause bitterness and crises within the community.”
Rt. Apostle Godfrey, Chairman, Etche Pastors’ Welfare Forum, who dedicated the newly sworn in executive members, thanked God for a wonderful and peaceful swearing-in, pointing out, “we have long awaited for this event. We the pastors in Umuokwa town have been praying for God to intervene in the affairs of the community so that more development can be attracted to it.
“We are tired of division, we want to move forward and I know that God has already done his work by installing this executive that would work according to dictates of the people and God.”
Engr.Okere S. Onuegbu, Secretary, Umuokwa Town Union, said that the swearing-in was a glorious one, adding that it would stem the disunity that has bewildered the community for a long time.
He stressed that, “with this executive that has been put in place, the community is now ready to move forward in all sphere of development. On my own part, I will be ready to put in my best to work consciously with other members of the executive, so that good ideas are implemented, while those ones that would pull us apart are discarded. I look forward to having a more robust working relationship with my fellow executive members.”
The highlight of the event was the swearing in of the newly elected executive and the dedication of the land of Umuokwa to God.
Among those Sworn-in include: Mr. Knigdom Obia Williams as the Chairman; Loveday Ukonwa, Vice Chairman; Enr. Okere Samuel Onuuegbu, Secretary; Mr. Christian Obia, Assistant Secretary; Promise Nwankwoala, Financial Secretary; Ezebonye Nwakwala, Treasurer; Eze Ukonwa, Provost and Samuel Nwala, Provost 2.
By Jolly Pender