By Gid Ahanonu
Inhabitants of Orogwe in Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State and their neighbuors in other communities were joyful last Saturday as they benefited from free medical treatment and some gift items
The programme is being organized by the Men’s Home and Abroad Christian Association of St. Marl’s Anglican Church Orogwe since three years running. It is an annual ritual meant to provide free medical treatment and gift items such as clothing materials and food for the less privileged and widows in the area, during the period of Women’s August Meetings.
Speaking to Christian Voice one of the sponsors of the programme, Sit Cliff Nzimako, said that they felt that it was good to share some of their God-given resources with those they are better than once in a while as they are provided by God, adding that their items were supplied free of charge by members including some women.
Sir Cliff also stated that his company, Oculus Pharmacare Limited, donated the drugs from free treatment of people with various ailments such as malaria, high blood pressure, pains and others.
According to him some of Orogwe indigenous doctors and their friends offered free services to the programme as arranged by one of the sponsors, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe, who also participated along with his children who are doctors.
The medical team include Dr. Jojo Onwukwe (Orogwe), Dr. Uzoma Onwukwe (Orogwe), Dr. (Mrs.) Christy Onwukwe; Dr. Oluchi Okafor (UNTH Enugu); Dr. Chukwudi Ekomaru – (FMC Owerri). And pharmacist Jusitce Odunuko.
About 1,000 people within and outside Orogwe community and across religious divide benefited from the exercise.
Earlier the Archdeacon of Orogwe, Ven. D.C.A. Oguike, who said the opening prayers commended the sponsors for their magnanimity.