The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuany, has said that the maintenance of the health of rural dwellers in the areas of cervical cancer hypertension, eye problems, type 2 diabetes, heart failure are in the priority list of her pet health and empowerment programme in the state.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi spoke at an event convened by her pet health project, “Ugo touch of life foundation” involving free medical mission and empowerment of rural women and youths which took place at Orba, Udenu local government area, Enugu State.
During the event, Mrs. Ugwuanyi presented de-worming packs, drugs, books, wash hand basins and stands to five primary schools which she visited in the area, noting that, more schools would benefit in the next exercise.
She urged the benefiting schools to use the items effectively by imbibing the example of a woman in proverbs 31: 10 – 31 which said obedience and diligence bring more blessing to humanity.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi expressed gratitude to all her collaborators particularly the Masters Energy Ltd, Part 2 and the UNTH Volunteer doctors, urging other philanthropists, NGOs in the state to join hands to better the lot of the people of the state.
In a speech, the host and the wife of the caretaker committee chairman, Udenu local government council, Barr Mrs. Ifeoma Ugwu, appreciated the governor’s wife for flagging off the project in her local government council, stressing that the initiative was bound to checkmate the spread of worms in school children and instill in them life saving hand washing culture.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sam Ngwu, commended Mrs. Ugwuanyi for her laudable projects initiated to better the life of women and youths in the state.
Dr. Ngwu noted that the Ministry of Health would assist Ugo touch of life foundation to achieve its laudable project towards saving the lives of women/youths and as well as empower the less privileged in the society.