Tuesday 29th December, 2020 was a special and historic day in Umunwobu, a sub kindred in Umuhu-Atta, Ikeduru Council Area of Imo state as sons and daughters including children of the community in home and diaspora trooped out in mass at their Ukwuegbu square to celebrate their annual End of the year party.
The event which was used to raise funds for several development projects in the area was organised by the women wing of the community and was also used to launch their unique uniform and cultural dance. It was attended by notable personalities and friends of the community.
In his address, Chairman of the occasion, Engr. Iyke Iwuanyanwu saluted the courage and team spirit of the women that culminated in the near perfect organisation of the annual ceremony. Iwuanyanwu who made some donations to the women projects assured of his support to ensure the sustenance of the event and called on all to close ranks towards the good of Umunwobu.
A prominent leader in the area, Elder Davis Ihentuge, craved for a permanently fixed day for such an annual ritual and as well called on the organizers to start preparations ahead of time by making invitation cards available on time so that big friends of members of the community could be invited to make it thick and memorable. Chief Ihem Davis and family made various donations towards the development projects and pledged to do more in subsequent time.
Another illustrious son of the sub kindred and Publisher of Nigerian Newsguide, Mr Chidi Emeagi said he was particularly elated and proud to be associated with such forward-looking initiative. Emeagi equally made his own donation and vowed to give the ceremony good publicity now and in the years ahead.
Earlier, the Chairlady of the women wing (Home) Mrs Adline Ibemere and her Abroad counterpart Mrs Rose Iwuanyanwu had expressed appreciation to the sons and daughters of the community for honoring the invite and assured that the proceeds of the event would be channeled into the already mapped out programs and projects aimed at bettering the lots of the entire community.
Chairman of Umunwobu sub kindred, Mr Louis Nwaigbo and most elders of the community including Chiefs Humphrey Onuoha, Joshua Iwuanyanwu, Damian Ndukuba, Vincent Ukanacho among many others attended the end of the year event.
Highpoint of the occasion were the presentation of the women’s uniform, cultural dances, dance competition by the women, cutting of cake and prize presentations.