The Anambra state commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affair, Mr Tonycollins Nwabunwanne has continued the visit to IDP Camps in the state with the latest bring the ones at Onitsha and Umueri.
Going round the temporary shelter at Crowther Memorial Primary Onitsha, Mr Nwabunwanne who commended the TC chairman of Anambra West Hon Felix Ikechi and the Camp Manager who were on ground during the visit for their efforts so far and tasked them to fix other necessity that would make the camp more suitable for the people displaced by flood.
Addressing the displaced persons, the commissioner said “Umunnem, I feel your pains…it is not easy for one to vacate his home to a place like this…But you don’t have to worry much because the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo knows that you are here and he is making serious efforts to ensure that you would not lack any of the basic necessities of life during your stay here…We will be coming from time to time to see how things are going here”.
Reacting on behalf of the IDPs, Hon Onwuadi Emmanuel, a native of Igbokenyi Community in Anambra West thanked the commissioner and informed him that a lot of people from various communities in Anambra West will continue to arrive the camp . He equally pleaded for aids from the government.
In the company of the Member Representing Anambra West in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Patrick Udoba, the commissioner visited the Flood Displaced Persons at Umueri Flood IDP Camp, Anambra East L.G.A.
In a brief interaction with the camp managers, Mrs Murron Nwakasi and Mr Okafor Ekwenze and some of the campers, the commissioner who sympathised with the flood victims emphasised that the visit was to examine the condition of the facility and ascertain the basic needs of the campers.
Responding to issue of having fewer mattress at the camp earlier raised, the commissioner, assured them that the state government will provide them with more foams before the day runs out.
Going further, he encouraged them to make use of the treated mosquito nets given to them before now.
In the same vein Hon. Patrick Udoba sympathised with the people and charged the managers of the camp to make honesty use of all the resources that was provided to the camp by the state government.
Earlier in their reports, the managers of the camp complained that though they have enough food items in stock, they don’t have enough foam.
This according to them is because more people joined the camp and they are still expecting others since the flood is still on increase.