Onitsha COVID -19 Response Team Distributes Government Palliatives.

Distribution of palliatives provided for youths in Onitsha metropolis  by the Anambra State Government was  undertaken last week over a three-days period by the Onitsha Covid-19 Response Team. A total of 800 10 kgs bags of rice were distributed  to youths in the two local government areas in the metropolis. In this regard, 400 bags  were distributed to youths in   Onitsha North Local Government Area and  the balance of 400 bags to youths in Onitsha South Local Government Area. Beneficiaries included Onitsha indigenes and non-indigenes including youths from  Igala, Hausa and Yoruba communities in the metropolis. Distribution which  took place at the Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium was in strict compliance with Covid -19 safety measures.

The Executive Chairman of the Onitsha North Local Government Area Hon. Patrick Agha Mba and other representatives of the Anambra State Government supervised the distribution. Chief Chulo Asika Akpe Olodi a joint-coordinator of the Onitsha Covid-19 Response Team and some members of the team’s steering committee   which included Kpari Rita Melifonwu, field operations lead, and Sir Chike Ekweogwu President General of the  Onitsha Improvement Union, were at present during the distribution exercise 

It will be recalled that a couple of weeks ago 400 10 kgs bags of rice were distributed  under the state governments scheme to persons of 85 years above.  Distribution of palliatives provided directly by the  Onitsha Covid-19 Response Team is expected to commence next week. Items scheduled for distribution include rice, beans, vegetable oil, sachet tomato paste, condiments, and milk powder.