EMEAKAROHA Foundation, in Ihitte Uboma LGA of Imo State has shared over 10,000 pieces of hand sanitizers across the OKIGWE geopolitical zone of the state.
The founder of the Foundation, Rev. Father Dr. Emeka Emeakaroha, a bonafide son of the Emeakaroha Royal Dynasty from Amakohia, in Ihitte Uboma LGA of Imo State, who has been on philanthropic excersis for past 20 years with his Austrian partners, stated, that the gesture was to support the Imo State government’s initiative and effort to mitigate against the spreading of Convid 19 pandemic in the Zone.
He mentained that, in line with the Federal Government guidelines on the prevention of Corona virus, the foundation was the first to implement the recommendation and guidelines because of their experience in Austria where he, the founder resides.
According to Father Emeakaroha, the Convid 19 started recking havock in Austria by February, and because of this he started immediate action on his country home by forwarding
Recommendations to appropriate authorities to assist in sensitizing the people and as well started the sensitization in churches and markets, and giving them hand sanitizers.
Father Emeakaroha Foundation visited some schools during the campaign and distribution of the materials. Churches, markets, police station within OBOWO, Ihitte Uboma and Ehime Mbano LGAs where major focussed areas during the sensitization campaign and distribution of the materials.
The Rev. Father stated that his foundation was able to react early in terms of preparations owing to his experiences in Austria which was already shot down by the end of February because of the Corona virus.
According to him, the state government must keep the boarders to Imo state closedown because “prevention is better than cure” He thanked God that for now their is no index case of Corona virus in the State but enjoined Imo citizens to keep to the initiative of the state government so as not to be cut unprepared. It could be recalled that the Foundation delivered a three weeks free medical treatment and cataract operations with 40 Austrian medical professionals in Imo State in January-February this year.