Wednesday, 22 March 2017


This story was sent in by Nometa Ujunwa from Imo State.

The Honorable member representing Ohaji Egbema State Constituency and the Minority Chief Whip IMHA, Hon Emma C Orie yesterday tues 21st March began his Rural Community Market Assessment tour in Ohaji Egbema.

Flagging off the Market Assessment Visit in Orie-Ukwu Market Umuokanne Ohaji, Hon Orie noted that he has come to meet with all the traders, artisans and market women operating in Ohaji Egbema to assess the true state of the markets with first hand authentic information about their needs, problems, challenges, welfare and concern of the markets and also seek for ways and methods through which the government can partner with the market Women in other to develop and move Ohaji Egbema forward.

Hon Orie also stressed and maintained that the Market Assessment tour will criss-cross round the 12 electoral wards of Ohaji Egbema with Ekwuato ward as the flagging-off centre. Hon Orie said this kind gesture is in appreciation of the unwavering and massive support received from the market women during the 2015 House of Assembly election in Ohaji Egbema.

The Umuokannne born lawmaker decried over the poor level of infrastructural decay at the Orie-Ukwu Umuokanne market and wondered how buying and selling could take place in such an un serene and shabby environment . Hon Orie also used the opportunity to announce the construction of new modern market blocks at the Orie -Ukwu Umuokanne market and also tasked the market women for their support and coperation in ensuring the realisation and actualization of the project.

Earlier in her welcome address , the President General Umuokanne Development Union (UDU) Women wing, Lolo Mrs Ifeoma Onyema on behalf of the traders and market Women of Orie Ukwu Umuokanne commended Hon Emmanuel Orie for flagging off the Ohaji Egbema market assessment tour in Umuokanne. Mrs Onyema revealed that the Orie-Ukwu Umuokanne market Women has in the past years written to several past and present government calling their attention over the poor standard of infrastructure in the market BT all effort prove to no avail. She however thanked Hon Emmanuel Orie for responding and intervening to their clarion call to save their market from further detoriation.

The President General also applauded the youthful Honourable for his assistance in the ongoing construction of the Umuokanne township hall project by the UDU women wing and also solicited for more support from the vibrant Honourable especially to procure chippings, sand, iron, cement etc for the speedy completion of their project.

The whole market was filled with laughter, happiness and jubilation as the market women could not hide their feelings and emotions over the development with joy and thanksgiving to God for the effective representation of Hon Emmanuel Orie as they prayed for God's continuous guidance and protection throughout the period of his tenure and beyond as the await to see work commence at the Orie-Ukwu Umuokanne market soon. The market blocks is expected to be ready in few weeks time.


Disclaimer: Comment expressed do not reflect the opinion of Isaac Yoma