By VINCENT UJUMADU, Awka
ANOTHER set of twins has been delivered at the flood victims camp located at the Central School, Odekpe in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State, bringing to three the number of multiple births recorded in the camps in the state since the victims were sacked by flood that ravaged their communities. Two sets of triplets had earlier been recorded at the Fr. Joseph Memorial High School, Aguleri camp where victims from Anambra West and Ayamelum were quartered.
The Chairman of Ogbaru local government Transition Committee, Mr. Steve Chukwuma, said on Thursday when Dozzy Group of Companies donated 3,000 bags of rice to the flood victims, adding that another pregnant woman at the camp was also delivered of a single baby. Both mothers were said to still be in a hospital.
The Head, Human Resources and Administration of Dozzy Group, Mr. Chima Akuchie, who presented 200 bags of rice to the camp management at Atani, Ogbaru local government area, said the donation was to ameliorate the suffering of the victims, who have lost most of their life savings.
The company also made similar donations to the victims camped at Ihiala, Okija, Aguleri, Onitsha and other parts of Ogbaru, assuring that more donations would be made in future.
The Anglican Bishop of Ogbaru, Rt. Rev. Samuel Ezeofor, who received the bags of rice on behalf of the relief camp committee, identified hunger as a major challenge to the displaced persons in camp.
He commended Dozzy Group for the support and prayed God to bless the company more so that it will continue to render help to people that were in need.
He debunked allegations of diversion of relief materials, adding however, that there was one case in which a consignment of relief materials being sent to Ogbaru was hijacked by other flood victims who told those bringing the materials that the camps in Ogbaru had been cut off by the flood.
The bishop said that 52 churches were submerged by the flood, which submerged the entire Ogbaru local government area, adding that as at Friday, 41 churches were still under water.