The second phase of the Rural electrification for beautification of Nkwo Market Axis of Okon-Aku Autonomous Community Ohafia, a project aimed at complementing the earlier plans of moving the daily market (Oguma) from the village center to the modern market (Afia Nkwo), have continued to receive outstanding boost with donations from motivated indigenes of the Ohafia “A” Community.
About a week ago, the President General of Okon-Aku Development Union, ODU, Dr Nmecha Umeh Kalu, updated his people on how far the administration had gone with the drainage, culverts and road projects in the community embarked upon at the inception of the administration.
The phase 2 of the project work plan included the completion of the road projects with sand filling and others (after the raining season) and the solar panel-system at the Nkwo-Market.
In response to the clarion call to raise more funds for the lofty project, a style of community self-help that has made Okon-Aku, and Ohafia as a whole, the fastest developing area in Abia State despite lack of visible State Government presence.
This call has begun to receive support just like the positive responses during palliatives era that helped the community cushion the harsh pangs of total lock-down occasioned by corona-virus pandemic.
In reciprocation of the call, to support many indigenes that have already made bountiful donations, Dr. & Mrs. Grace Kalu have donated huge sum basically designated for the Nkwo-Market Solar system).
Mrs. Grace Udensi Kalu and her husband were also the ones that renovated the near collapse and dilapidated classroom block and multipurpose Hall at Okamu Secondary, Commercial School. The project is completed and awaits commissioning.
Within the period in review, OHAFIA-TV News also reported the completion of ICT Center by Nigeria Community Commission, NCC, as attracted by Mrs Nnenna Ukoha of Ndia Torty Compound through positive collaboration.
In a related development, the ODU have this morning of 5th July, 2020, also acknowledged receipt of equipment meant to furnish the computer lab for imminent commencement of ICT Kills acquisition as a means of equipping the youths, students and community in modern day ICT skills.
Indeed, good things are here. No stopping of a progress whose time has come. Okon-Aku will keep experiencing better news ahead, even as ODU is calling on Abia State Government to do well to compliment this developmental strides of the unrelenting community.