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Igwe Umuna Celebrates New Yam Festival In Style

Cautions youths against restiveness.

Sunday August 29th may have come and gone but the memory will remain evergreen in the annals of the soil of Umuna Acient Kingdom and Orlu LGA in general, as a day the Traditional ruler of Umuna HRM. Eze Dr Douglas Okwara. Okwarachukwu the fourth of Umuna celebrated the 2021 New Yam Festival.

The festivity which started with a pointificial high mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church Umuna had in attendance people from different walks of life, particularly the people of Umuna both home and abroad.

Speaking while the function, the Monarch while describing the annual new yam festival of Umuna as a period through which the entire community gives thanks to God for protecting them from the period of planting to the period of harvest called on the people to use the period as a moment of forgiveness to those who offended them as well as a period of sober reflection on the things God has done for them.

The Monarch who is also the head Isu clan and obi of Ebe-Asaa in Orlu LGA used the medium to caution the youths against restiveness, adding that a community devoid of peace does not progress.

Describing as uncalled for series of killings in Orlu LGA and its environs, the American trained Technocrat cum Eze urged the security personnel to trade with caution in the fight against insecurity.

The Monarch who used the forum to commend the Imo state government led by Senator Hope Uzodimma for empowering 15 thousand Imo youths with the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand each urged the said youths to make judicious use of the money adding that with such a good number of people without jobs have been given opportunities to start a life.

He further used the medium to call the attention of the government on the state of roads in Orlu LGA and Umuna in particular stressing that erosion menace as eating deep into the marrows of the community.

The high point of the occasion was the installation of chieftaincy titles to Brr. and Barr. Mrs. Emmanuel Chinyere Orji as Okwuanasoanya 1 of Umuna and Ugegbe di ya 1 of Umuna.

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