Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, the country representative of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Mrs Hassana Alidou,
Permanent Secretary Deaconess Grace Isu-Gekpe, Country and a host of others are to graced the 2019 Cultural Day and New Yam festival celebrations of Ebenasaa Ozuomee autonomous community in Orsu LGA of Imo State.
The event, would also be graced by the traditional ruler of Ebenasaa His Royal Highness, Eze Michael Abanigbo, and other recognized traditional title holders across the state.
A statement jointly signed by
the President General of the community, High Chief Uzodinma Adirieje, and the Secretary, High Chief Emeka Adimoha, said the event which holds annually on 12 August is organized by the Ebenasaa Progressive Union (EPU) on behalf of the community.
The statement added that the community would be showcasing its rich and entrapping cultural heritage of the great people of Ebenasaa Ozuomee.
“We are also going to use the occasion to raise support for their community development projects including the Civic Centre, Market, Boreholes/Water, Security, Asphalting of our internal roads, there is no tarred road in Ebenasaa. Constructions of Bridges to link Ebenasaa with Akwa Ihedi, Lilu and Ezinifite.
“The Ebenasaa community will also use the same event to honour a 3rd-term ranking member of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso with the community’s ‘Outstanding Representation and Performance Award’ – an award which the community reserves foronly persons who have truly, openly and undisputably performed well in their service to the community and society.
Ebenasaa Autonomous Community has a root which stemmed from the Iduu kingdom, the original home of the igbo speaking race about 2000 B.C. and situated in the valley of Anambra and Ezu Rivers now occupied by the modern Aguleri and Umuleri.