26 December 2015, Lagos – A socio-cultural group, the Adaigbo Cultural Organisation, has lamented the continuous lack of electricity in Ogwashi-Uku, the headquarters of the Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Members of the group who are holding a medical outreach in the town this season, said they are worried by the state of insecurity, complete deprivation of electricity supply and underdevelopment bedeviling the once vibrant community.
A statement made available by the group read: “The situation of things in Ogwashi-Uku needs to be addressed with utmost urgency.
Adaigbo Cultural Organisation pledges her willingness to help move Ogwashi-Uku forward. ACO vows to be involved holistically and pleads with all stakeholders and relevant bodies to take urgent steps towards moving the town forward.”
ACO told THISDAY that apart from the economic lull in the community, it had also become very necessary to tackle the security challenges in Ogwashi as armed robbery and cult activities have become major challenges to social activities in the entire area.
“ACO has vowed to petition relevant authorities until the alleged involvement of security personnel in cult activities is investigated. We note that kidnapping is alien to us as a people and our culture. We therefore call for decisive actions to be taken by all the stakeholders.”
The Ogwashi people and the surrounding villages were quite hopeful that the presence of their daughter, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in the past federal government administration would effectively check the lack of water and electricity supply to the town but they have watched their dreams turn to nought.
- This Day