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Save us from waist pain, repair our roads …Obazu women urge gov at August Meeting By Chinasa Ogbonna

The president of the Holy Trinity Church (HTC) Obazu Mbieri Home and Abroad Women Association (HAWA), Mrs Matilda Ehirim, has called on the Imo State government to repair the roads leading to their community urgently to save the women from waist pain resulting from the use of the bad roads.

Mrs Ehirim made the appeal during this year’s August Meeting of the women held at HTC, Obazu.

She specifically mentioned the Nkwo-Orji Orie Mbieri Road but commended the Governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for his efforts to make Imo better.

The HTC HAWA President urged the women to live up to their responsibilities at home, church and the society at large.

She noted that one of the cardinal objectives of the association is to create awareness of women’s role in the society.

Mrs Ehirim, who said that the women have been supportive in the propagation of the gospel, advised them to always shun characteristics that do not glorify God but to use their talents in the service of God.

According to her HTC, HAWA women is faced with the building of a multi-purpose hall. She, however, commended them for their contributions towards the building of the HTC Pro Cathedral, church, donation of  huge sum of money for the building of the Archdeacon’s house, fencing of the church, granting of interest-free loans to more than 40 women engaged in petty trading, donation of uniforms to some indigent members and the tiling of the new pastor’s parlour and sit-out.

Mrs Ehirim, wife of a retired archdeacon, reminded the women to walk worthy of their calling to be peace makers and nation builders, in consonance with the theme of the 2013 HAWA Meeting, “Walking Worthy of Our Calling” (Eph. 4:1).

She encouraged the women not to relent and appealed to sons and daughters of the community to help them actualise their projects before their 2014 meeting.

She thanked the archdeacon, of HTC, Ven. Chukwuma Akakuru, and his wife, Mrs Ojiugo Akakuru, for their support as well as the grand patron, Prof. Sir Chinedu Asinu-Anosike, for his patronage.

Mrs Ehirim commended all the recipients of HAWA “Vessel of Honour” Award 2013.

While describing the August meeting as a period for women to articulate ideas and projects, the vicar’s wife, Mrs Akakuru, regretted that some women have turned the event into a jamboree where they could display their wealth and form cliques to cheat on their husbands.

In her exposition, Mrs Favour, Obiaegri Chigbo, a priest’s wife from Enugu, told the women to turn to God in truth and in spirit to enable them achieve their God given tasks.

The chairman, HTC-HAWA Ad-hoc committee/publicity secretary Lady Chinyere Ebe thanked everybody who contributed to the success of the meeting and prayed God to bless, replenish and keep them

In his remarks, HAWA grand patron, Prof. Sir Chinedu Asinu-Anosike who described the women’s August Meeting as excellent said he feels real good to be honoured by the mothers of his church without lobbying for it and advised women to be more careful, love each other, be protective, caring and take care of  the less-privilege in order to attract God’s blessings.

The recipients of the HAWA Vessels of Honour “Award 2013 are, Prof. Sir Chinedu Asinu-Anosike (Grand Patron), Ezinne Vidah Asinobi, Ezinne Sussana Onueji, Engr. Sir Azunna I. Azuike, Lady Barr. Hon. Becky Onozie, Lady Barr. Stella U. Amamasi, Elder Eddy Nosiri, Dame Laetitia Iwuagwu, Ezinne Fanny Abaekwume and Ezinne Alfreda Obichere.

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