Saturday June 25th was indeed a day of joy for Nigerians and their Ghanaian host community as they came out in large number to participate in the Health and Charity walk organised by Eze Ndigbo Ghana, HRM Eze Dr. Amb. Chukwudi Ihenetu through his humanitarian NGO, the Eze Ndigbo Ghana Foundation.
While commending some corporate organisations, NGOs and individuals for their support and partnership, HRM Dr Ihenetu thanked Mr Ike of Viola Ford Fletcher Foundation for their tremendous support, Ghana Tourism Board, Rwanda and Quatar Airlines whose country managers were on ground to lend their support to the Charity walk .
Same appreciation also goes to Chief Okwudiri Nwandu Akunesiobike 1of Mbaise for his support.
Addressing the media before the commencement of the exercise, the Umuduruoha Amigbo Nwagele Imo-State born Royal Father, HRM Dr Ihenetu said the Charity walk was part of his contributions to promote good health and wellness of Nigerians and their Ghanian host country.
The Royal father who is also Assistant Publicity Secretary Association of Ndieze Ndigbo in the Diaspora, also added that in addition to the Charity walk, free eye test will also be administered to participants of the program while the event would be wrapped up with visit to the 37 Military Hospital Maternity wards where gift items will be donated to patients at the hospital.
As early as 7 a.m, the Charity walk which was streamed live on Facebook and other social media handle began with brass band from the Ghanaian military and police.
The walk was also made more lively with Ogene band from Enugu which added colour and zeal to the exercise.
When it was time for the eyes test, HRM Dr Ihenetu was first to go through the exercise, thereafter, other members of the public also took advantage of the exercise which was free to also go through the eyes test.
There after, HRM Dr Ihenetu supported by the Queen mother led the participants to the 37 Military Hospital Maternity wards where they donated relief materials and other gift items to patients at the maternity ward.
While praying for the patients, HRM Dr Ihenetu wishes them quick recovery.
In his closing remarks, the Royal father thanked members of the public for turning up in their large numbers to support the exercise.
“I thanked Obiukwu Obieziokwu palace elders, the Eze Udos from different states and regions in Ghana, my wife the Queen mother of Ndigbo in Ghana, Her Majesty Ugoeze Liberty Ihenetu for their support.”
HRM Dr. Amb. Chukwudi Ihenetu concludes by urging Ndigbo in Ghana to continue to uphold Igbo culture and traditions while obeying all the laws and customs of their host country, Ghana.
The participants later converged at the Accra Tourist and Information Center opposite Afrikiko Restaurant near Jubilee House where they were entertained with Ogene music and refreshments.