Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation praises Government on response to erosion menace


Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation has commended Anambra State Government for prompt response at the Nkisi/Obelagu erosion site in Onitsha.Director Mobilisation, Mr Chinemerem Oguegbe made the commendation at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Onitsha when the group came to condole with as well as assist the erosion victims.Mr Oguegbe, who represented the founder of the organisation while addressing the recipients, said that he was impressed at the work so far accomplished to the erosion site during his visit.

He noted that not only did Gov. Willie Obiano save the surroundings of the unaffected buildings and lives of the occupants but also cleared the drainages that caused the erosion.Gov. Obiano’s prompt response at the disaster is a clear evidence of good governance. I urge Ndi Anambra to always clear their drainages to avoid such disaster, especially this season.’’

The Foundation gave out cash donations to no fewer than 115 persons, who were currently displaced due to the erosion menace that sub-summed their residential buildings at Nkisi Aroli.The cash was distributed to the beneficiaries under the supervision of the Parish Catechist, Mr Kingsley Ginikanwa and members of Parish Laity Council.The director described Johnbosco Onunkwo as a philanthropist, who in his usual magnanimity gave out the cash to ameliorate their sufferings.

The money may not be big enough to take care of all their needs but at least can take care of their foodstuff/weekend shopping,’’ he said.Oguegbe urged them to have trust in God, who could be capable of changing their situation.According to him, the foundation is a humanitarian organisation that has touched lives positively in all 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, through welfare packages, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic era.

Mrs Augustina Ozor on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the foundation for remembering them at this trying period, praying for God’s abundance blessing on the Foundation.She indicated that she was still squatting with a relative after the incident.