Foundation Donates Ambulances, Hospital Equipment to Anambra State
Anambra State Government has taken delivery of three life ambulances and hospital equipment that filled two trailers donated by the Emma-Bishop Okonkwo Foundation for three hospitals in the State. The benefitting hospitals are St. Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital, Onitsha, Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital Nnewi and Iyi-Enu Hospital Ogidi. Governor Obi received the vehicles and equipment at the Helipad of the Governor’s Lodge.
Chief Okonkwo who promised that the foundation will equally donate an ambulance and medical equipment to the State Teaching Hospital, Amaku, said the gesture was in response to the commendable achievements of Governor Obi in transforming all sectors of the State economy and sustained efforts in repositioning hospitals and schools for efficient service delivery. He said that the gesture is a way of calling on other wealthy Anambra citizens that now Anambra was enjoying good governance, that the people of the State should support the Governor and not otherwise.
Responding, Governor Obi while thanking the donor for his philanthropic disposition, observed that he has remained consistent in his contributions in building a better society. He charged other privileged individuals to emulate Chief Okonkwo and contribute some of their resources in up lifting the society.
The Governor Obi explained that quality health and education are critical in the drive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and assured that the ambulances and medical equipment will soon be delivered to the beneficiaries.
Speaking after the event, Chief Fabian Anyadike commended Emma Bishop Okonkwo as an example of how to contribute to building a better society. He counseled against what he called “Offodile Syndrome,” which he explained as people always seeing imaginary wrongs among those in authority, because they do not benefit from the resources of the State.
*Photo Caption - An Ambulance