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Friday, September 29, 2017

Anambra Govt Renews Call To People In Diaspora To Invest At Home


State government has re-echoed the Aku Luo Uno Call to Ndi Anambra living in the Diaspora.

Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke renewed the call yesterday when members of the Association of Anambra Indigenes resident in Dublin, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Awka.

While receiving the group, Deputy Governor Okeke expressed satisfaction that more people are beginning to heed the Akuluo Uno call of the present administration which he said is one of the ways to develop their home State.

While emphasizing that the success stories of the present administration is because of its strategic partnership and engagement with the private sector, Deputy Governor Okeke urged them to take the message home and educate others on the importance of Governor Obiano's second term reelection, which will enable him consolidate the gains already achieved in all sectors of the State economy.

The Deputy Governor who lamented the high cost of campaigns and elections, called for adherence to the zoning formular currently in place, and restated that APGA remains a voice for Ndi Igbo.

The Commissioner for Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Barrister Stella Onuorah recalled the celebration of Anambra Day in Dublin, where Anambra Cultural heritage including masquerade was displayed among others, noting that she witnessed a huge Community of enterprising Ndi Anambra and extolled them for the thought of developing a land in their home State.

Earlier, the Chairman of ASA Dublin, Chief Amaechi Okafor said that they are proud to identify themselves as Ndi Anambra in any part of the world, which he said informed their decision to bring home their resources as a group to develop an estate that will house clinics, schools and markets in Anambra, pointing out that they have already seen the portion of land and will commence work by the end of the year.

While pleading for access roads to the land by the government, Chief Okafor pledged their support for Governor Willie Obiano, assuring that they will do all they can to support his come back.


By Ejike Abana

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