One of the building projects being executed by the foundation in Isu Achara community of Onitcha LGA
The Ebele and AnyiChuks Foundation, a non governmental organisation (NGO) has contructed no fewer than 70 housing units for indigents, widows, people living with disabilities and others as well as six Churches across Ebonyi communities.
Mr Christian Onu, State Coordinator of the foundation, addressing newsmen at Isu in Onicha Local Government Area on Saturday September 12, 2020 after the inspection tour of the Project Sites said that the initiative was aimed at providing shelter for those in need of it.
Onu led other local government and state officials of the foundation on inspection tour of the various project sites at Onicha and Ezza South Local Government Areas.
He said that the building projects were being sposored and financed by Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, Co-Chairman of the Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation.
According to him, the buildings include; six Churches, 70 houses that comprised of several two-bedroom, three-bedroom, five-bedroom bungalows and a duplex, built across communities in Onicha and Ezza South LGAs.
He said that the organization was motivated to embark on building for the poor and needy because of the importance of shelter to human beings.
He said that the various housing projects located in different communities in the two LGAs have reached about 95 per cent completion and would be inaugurated later in the year.
He said: “Having known that shelter is one of the basic necessities of man, Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii deemed it fit to put roof over the heads of so many people who are earnestly in need of shelter.
“The 70 housing projects and six Churches are comprised of different types of bungalows and a duplex are being built for indigents, widows, those living with disabilities and other classes of people who have need for shelter.
“We will continue the tour by October because we will be taking a tour to all the projects sites every month until we see that all of them are ready for inauguration on December 31, 2020.”
Meanwhile, Mr Orji Nwachukwu, a phsically challenged person and beneficiary of a two-bedroom apartment from Isuachara, Anioma-Isu community expressed his gratitude to the foundation.
Nwachukwu in an interview with newsmen expressed joy and prayed for God’s continued guidance of Chief Odii, the vision-bearer of the foundation.
“I’m very delighted to be among the beneficiaries of this housing initiative of our illustrious son.
“He has not only provided me with a befitting shelter, he also sponsored and paid my medical bills that has helped me to walk today.
Mr Christian Onu, state Coordinator of Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation with some officials of the foundation inspecting ongoing building project at Ameka community in Ezza South LGA
“Youths; women, men elders and widows from within and outside the LGA have benefitted from the philantropic disposition of Odii, he has been carrying everybody along,” he said.
Another beneficiary and a widow, Mrs Cordelia Anoke thanked God for using the foundation to bless her with a two-bedroom apartment.
“My husband died living me to cater for our seven children without any roof over our heads.
“Today, our story has changed, because God has used Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation to put roof over us,” she said.
Mr Jude Njoku, a vision impaired man from Isuachara and beneficiary of a two-bedroom bungalow said his joy has known no bounds because of the gift saying that he was living in a dilapidated mud house before the foundation came to his rescue.
Also, Mr Sunday Nweke from Ameka in Ezza South LGA who spoke to newsmen commended the NGO for building a two-bedroom bungalow for him and the family.
One of the church building projects being built by the foundation for Christ Ascension Church at Anioma, Isu Achara community in Onitcha LGA .
“The foundation apart from constructing a befitting housing for me, gave me N1 million to restart my business which was destroyed by fire earlier this year.
“My 10 year old son who is living with disability who sells sachet water having dropped out of school due to lack of fund received N5 million education endowment fund from the foundation to further his education upto university level.
“I am grateful to God, the vision-bearer of the organization and I pray God to keep and protect him and his family from all evil,” Nweke said.
Other beneficiaries who spoke to newsmen including; Mr Jingo Okoro, Mrs Nwogbo Okoro, Mr Clement Nweke, Chika Chukwu and Mrs Victoria Okoro among others commended the organization for putting roof over their heads.
They called on other NGOs and wealthy individuals to emulate the humanitarian services of Chief Odii and the foundation.
Our reports that Christ the King Church (CKC), Anglican Communion, Isuachara, St. Justin’s Catholic Church Isuachara, Grace of God Church Isuachara and Christ Ascension Church Isuachara are among beneficiaries of Church buildings.