His name only recently came to limelight otherwise his father’s name Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu was more popular in the 80’s and 90’s, a time the cerebral Journalist made a mark in the media industry particularly in the Radio Nigeria and Champion Newspapers.
Many had thought that the senior Chyna Iwuanyanwu was a relative of Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo, Sir. Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and he enjoyed some goodwill and goodies from the friends of Ahaejiagamba who took him as one of the Iwuanyanwu’s.
Even after death, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu’s shining legacies are uncommon reference points in Imo State and beyond.
Back to our subject matter is a discussion on a human legacy left by late Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu in the person of the current Deputy Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu, a graduate of Banking and Finance, business guru and worthy Knight of St Christopher in the Anglican Communion.
Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu is among the few Iawmakers that are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s in terms of reaching the grassroots vide the provision public utilities and amenities that have direct bearing with the yearning and aspirations of the people even in the face of paucity of funds.
Aside touching lives through a regular feedback mechanism called Constituency briefing, Amara has also proven to be the lover of the poor and the down trodden. He is said to have always visited the poor in his Nwangele Constituency more than the affluent.
The Deputy Speaker coming from one Local Government that had always produced the number one or two in the IMHA however has no reason to fail at all.
It’s noteworthy that Nwangele since the return of democracy in 1999 had produced three Deputy Speakers of Imo State House of Assembly and a Protem Speaker. Whilst Hon. Amaechi Nwoha was a Protem Speaker IMHA, Late Hon Oliver Akpaka, Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo and Hon. Chyna Iwuanyanwu all from Nwangele had become Deputy Speakers. The previous Lawmakers from the area performed relatively well, leaving a big shoe for Amara, but the immediate past Deputy Speaker and now House of Representatives Member, Hon Ugonna Ozurigbo, OZB for short actually deserves to be singled out.
Today, it does appear that Hon. Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu would leave indelible footprints in terms of physical achievements in Nwangele state Constituency going by what eyes can see now.
He actually started well, and as a great son of eminent father, Amara though very youthful is rushing where Angels fear to thread to ensure that the best is achieved for his people.
His often criticized closeness or romance with Gov. Hope Uzodimma is very strategic and would fetch Ndi Nwangele a lot, same way OZB’s relationship with Owelle Okorocha did wonders in Nwangele.
Rt. Hon. Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu’s recent delivery of water borehole projects in all the 11 wards of Nwangele is one project too many.
To many, it’s quite disheartening and difficult to believe that in this part of the world, provision of water is being celebrated. Yes it’s celebratable because of the collapse of public water system many years ago.
In some Communities in Imo, most villagers drink unwholesome and undrinkable water because of lack of access to such critical basic need of life. This is incontestably a fundamental truth.
While some travel long distances to fetch water from dirty streams and rivers, some preserve rain water during rainy season in their overhead or underground water tanks. This dirty and undrinkable waters according to World Health Organization is the major cause of cholera, diahrrea and typhoid in Africa with particular reference to Nigeria.
Today even, with the billions of Naira allocated via budgetary provisions to the Federal and State Ministries of Water Resources, Nigerians suffer unthinkably and most times die of diseases associated with lack of clean and drinkable water.
Hon. Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu had been attending to many deliverables to his people, but his latest move to reasonably end the perennial water shortage in the 11 wards of Nwangele is pretty commendable.
Sure, Ndi Nwangele deserve more borehole projects and not just 11 and it’s my sincere anticipation that an Amara would do more now and in the future. I therefore advise that the water facilities are kept in good condition in the years to come so that those around them would continue to enjoy the gesture.
But beyond this, Ndi Nwangele expect Amara to do more in the areas of road, public health care facilities, youth and women empowerment as well as giving attention to children and pregnant women that have no access to good Medicare due to poverty, these pregnant mothers like in other parts of Imo and Nigeria usually die of sepsis and enclamsia and other life threatening ailments during child birth thereby increasing the maternal mortality rate in Africa’s most populous nation.
A particular NDDC road project at Ndikpa near Nwangele boarder with Amauzari needs his intervention.
The Nkwomiri market situated on a tiny sharp bend on the Orlu-Amaigbo-Anara road where a tragic accident happened recently needs to be fenced and traders stopped from warehousing their goods and shopping on the roads. I am told that the Deputy Speaker is making plans to build a befitting motor park at Nkwomiri, and I make bold to commend him for that singular effort. I equally urge him to actualize it in the shortest possible time.
Having stated all above, I urge Ndi Nwangele to always support and encourage Mr Capacity in all his good plans to make the Constituency better. As a great son of eminent father. I mean such a man that loved his people to the extent that he built a magnificent edifice; The New Covenant Anglican Church Amuzi Isu to the glory of God among other community projects and initiatives wouldn’t have given birth to a hater of Ndi Nwangele. Rt. Hon. Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu will continue to make Nwangele Constituency proud with uncommon Public Utilities alongside other deliverables.