By Saby Onyenwe, Owerri
A foreign based medical doctor and humanitarian, Patience Onuoha has urged both the Federal and State governments to initiate qualitative health care delivery services.
The medical practioner who is based in United States of American (USA) and the proprietor of Patchin Enterprises Ltd noted that sustainable free medical services at the grassroots would spare the masses from the hazardous effects of infectious diseases such as yellow fever, dysentery, malaria, diarrhea and other infectious diseases.
The medical expert, an indigene of Ihiagwa clan in the Owerri West local government area of Imo State stated this at a ceremony marking the 2019 annual Ihiagwa day celebration during which she was conferred with a chieftaincy title by the traditional rulers of the two communities that make up the clan.
Famous for her penchant to alleviate the plight of the masses, Patience assured she would continue to use her resources and connections within and outside the country to accelerate the pace of transformation of both the Ihiagwa ancient kingdom and the Dindi Ihiagwa communities.
In their separate remarks, the chairman of the Ihiagwa Town Management Committee (ITMC) and that of the event, Emeka Udokporo, a chieftaincy title holder and Festus Ekechi (Akaekpuchi Onwa I of Dindi) described the day as being sacred to the people, disclosing that it was organized to celebrate their common ancestry, the peace, love and unity of their clan.
Udokporo who particularly enumerated the achievements of Patience Onuoha in the community disclosed that the Mezie Ihiagwa (USA) had promised to construct the foundation and roof the civic centre project which would be properly equipped with among other things, the history of the Ihiagwa, its culture and festivals.
The Traditional rulers of Dindi Ihiagwa Ancient kingdom, Eze Kingsley Odu and Eze Lucky Ajoku in their various remarks extolled Chief Patience Onuoha as a unique woman who has contributed immensely towards the development of the area.