The project Coordinator Abia NEWMAP, Engr. Izuchukwu Onwughara has expressed appreciation to the Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku Women Progressive Union (IAIWPU) Umuahia North LGA Abia state for honoring him with a special award during their 2022 August women conference/ Traditional Retirement of Dibugwe and Dinemere Age grade held at Union primary school Afara Ibeku in Umuahia
Addressing Newsmen shortly after receiving the award, Engr. Onwuahra said the award was in recognition of the cordial relationship that has existed between him and his host,the landlords .
According to him,” I have been in this community for 25 years ,I am sure I am not the only tenant here , probably not the oldest ,but to be singled out for an award,it is quite unique and I will not take it for granted” he said.
Speaking on what the award would spur him to do in future,”This award will spur me to have more commitment to the community as well as looking out for those things that make for well being of the community,where I am living”
He urged Afara women to keep on with the good work they are doing and remain unbiased and very transparent as well as continue to support their husbands, children and to help develop the community.
He finally, expressed appreciation for the honor done to him by the women.
Earlier in her address,the president of Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku Women Progressive Union said they are using the August women meeting to honor some outstanding persons who have contributed to the development of the community.