As part of efforts to cushion the challenges faced by many Deltans as a result of the lockdown order imposed by the government of Delta State to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Ochor Christopher Ochor has distributed food items to the people of Ukwuani Local Government Area.
The Deputy Speaker, while making the distribution of the food items, stated that consideration was also made for other vulnerable persons in the area, such as those in orphanages and other special cases who cannot be able to afford much for the family.
He pointed out that the food items given is for the communities in the area, who will identify those that are entitled to benefit from it, and urged the community leadership to ensure it gets to those that are identified to be in dire need, so that the essence of the distribution would be justified as it is targeted at alleviating the sufferings posed by the lockdown order.
Speaking through his aides, Mr. Emmanuel Enebeli, the Press Secretary, he said that the distribution of the food items is the second phase of the campaign on the existence of the Coronavirus Disease, as the Deputy Speaker had on Saturday, March 28, 2020, carried out a sensitisation programme round the Local Government Area on the need to observe medical advice on how to stay safe against the spread of the disease.
Also Speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Speaker, Political, Deacon Moses Osemeke described the gesture as a way to put smiles on the faces of the entire Ukwuani people. He appealed to leaders of communities present during the distribution to ensure that the less privileged individuals in their midst have a fair share of the items.
Some prominent Chiefs in Ukwuani local government area who received the items on behalf of their communities, including members of the Ukwuani legislative arm applauded the Deputy Speaker and assured him that they will distribute the food items judiciously.
Items distributed include over 200 bags of rice, bags of beans, Noodles, Tin tomatoes, tubers of yams amongst other food items to communities in Ukwuani Local government Area.