By Ademola Babalola in Ibadan
Residents of Enugu State have applauded the Wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi for her free medical outreach, her pet-project, Ugo- Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF).
According to beneficiaries, she had assisted many under-privileged women, children and youths in the rural areas, through free medical treatment, gift items and other donations aimed at giving them a sense of belonging and impacting positively on their lives.
The people, who made the assertion at Aninri Local Government Area, when Mrs. Ugwuanyi visited the council, in continuation of her free medical treatment programme across the state, added that the pet- project had helped them overcome their health and material challenges.
One of the beneficiaries of the medical outreach programme, Mrs. Uju Nwoye a primary school teacher, thanked the Enugu Governor’s wife for her selfless service to humanity, stressing that many of them would have died if not for her intervention across communities in the state.
She said: “There is a boy, who is an Albino. When Madam (Mrs. Ugwuanyi) visited here last February for her free medical care, that boy was very sick to the extent that everybody was afraid, considering his family’s poor background.
“This boy was taken to them and they diagnosed him and treated him freely. That boy is here today and very healthy”.
Wife of the council chairman, Mrs. Dorothy Chukwu, described the free medical treatment as a reliable antidote that has stemmed the tide of mortality in the state.
The Aninri Chairman’s wife, therefore, urged the people of the state, especially the rural dwellers to avail themselves of “this unique opportunity” bearing in mind the inherent benefits of the programme.
Responding, Mrs. Ugwuanyi disclosed that her free
medical and empowerment programme was
designed to impact positively on the people of the
state as well as to make them self-reliant to
ameliorate their sufferings.
The governor’s wife, who appealed to the privileged
ones in the society to assist those in need, stated
that the first round of the free medical exercise was
successfully carried out in the 17 local government
areas of the state, adding that the programme was
presently in its second phase.
“My dear brothers and sisters, always strive to assist
those in need. Look around; you will see people who
are less privileged than you; assist them. My
purpose of establishing this NGO is to touch
people’s lives positively.
“We know that it is not everybody that can afford
medical treatment in conventional hospitals, thereby