The 2020 new yam festival of Umuna Autonomous Community may have come and gone but the memory associated with it would remain green in the sand of the soil.
It was one of the best outings in Umuna in the annals of the new yam festival of the community following the exhibition of varying cultural norms by various villages that make up the Autonomous Community.
Some of the cultural exhibitions include cultural dance displayed by women from the various villages amongst others.
The new yam festival which began with a pontifical mass at St Joseph’s catholic church Umuna by 10 am, climaxed at the palace of HRH, Eze Dr. Douglas Okwara, Okwarachukwu iv with other laid down activities after which heralded the new yam festival proper.
Addressing the mammoth crowd that graced the festival, Igwe Umuna who is also the chairman Isu Council of Traditional Rulers expressed gratitude to God for protecting both his subjects particularly against the dreaded coronavirus epidemic he said that never found its foot in the Land of Umuna.
He further hailed God over what he described as prosperity in Umuna despite general economic meltdown in the country.
Okwarachukwu who is present, chairman south East Association of Christian Traditional Rulers charged the people of Umuna and Orlu LGA in general to always place God first in all their endeavors pointing out that no man can amount to anything without assistance from God.