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Grundtvig Movement lights Oba community after yrs in darkness

After living in darkness for many years, residents of Umuorabem community, Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State a couple of days ago had a course to rejoice when the Grundtvig Movement of Nigeria installed a 300KVA electricity transformer for the community and commissioned it.

Grundtvig Movement, which is the proprietor of Grundtvig International Secondary School and Grundtvig Institute of Catering and Hotel Management said the gesture was accomplished as part of its social responsibility programmes and good community relations.

Speaking at the event, Director of the Grundtvig Movement, Mrs Pauline Ozumba said the electricity project was executed to remove the residents from darkness which took the movement millions of naira was in appreciation of good relations and peaceful coexistence made possible by the host community.

"This is just the beginning. We have provision for scholarships to some students of Oba origin. And apart from the schools we run now we are building a polytechnic here which we know will further contribute to the development of Oba community. Pipe-borne water is also coming. It is our responsibility to help develop this community because we see ourselves as part and parcel of it. What we expect from the host community is friendship and cooperation," Mrs Ozumba noted.

Leader of the community, Ogbuefi Ifeanyichukwu Ikwupute said when the community was actually in dire need of the electricity transformer "we went to them as our tenants to tell them our need and they did not hesitate in coming to our rescue."

He assured that the installations would be jealously guarded with the help of the community vigilance group and youths of the area. The Ogbuefi noted that the community members were in darkness for quite sometime and would have no justifiable reason to joke with the transformer.

Youths of the area under the umbrella of Umuorabem Welfare came out in large numbers in solidarity.

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