The good people of Okerewa Community, Nchia, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday witnessed the presentation of Hias Bus 2016 model to the Council of Chiefs and Elders
Addressing the people who were visibly excited on the new development in the community, Hon. Benjamin Ngokanya, Chairman Okerewa Community Trust thanked the people for standing in unity against forces from different corners towards the betterment of the community and reinstated the committees plans for the community moving forward.
According to him, “starting, we have been able to clear the waste bin that bedeviled our community. We’ve also put up security network for the community”
“We have put together our short term, medium term and long term plans for massive infrastructure and human capital development for the community and by the grace of God, we will achieve so much”
“Also, in the next few months, we will build a memorial center for one of our brother, Aji Ngoya who was killed during the struggle and we plan to make it an ICT Center, Skill Acquisition and so on for our people”
Hon. Ben recounted what they passed through in the hands of those who caged what ordinarily belongs to the Okerewa Community and converted it to themselves without conscience on whether the community is developing or not. He promised to account for every Kobo at the committee disposal and vow to make judicious use of it all towards the development of the community.
Hon. U. Austin had earlier read out the blue print to the people explicitly, rekindling hope of better days ahead for the people and the community.
Chief Eteeh Elechi who received the key, documents and vehicle on behalf of the chiefs and elders of the community expressed joy for the positive development, as he exclaimed while the people re-echoed in gladness and appreciation.
The people moved to the brand new vehicle to remove the waterproof, as those who took turn to speak encouraged the Committee to keep up their good works so far, ensuring them of steady support against wicked forces within and outside the area.
Notably amongst dignitaries who spoke was Hon. Fred Igwe, former commissioner for sports in Rivers State. He recounted how they were maligned even to the extent of being arrested in the course of the struggle by same forces that never wanted the people to move forward. He thanked God for seeing the people through victory and expressed confidence that the community and the people will now witness visible turn around by the grace of God