Chief Whip of the Senate and eminent philanthropist, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has fulfilled a promise he made to build a female hostel at Holy Rosary Girls Secondary School, Umuahia, Abia State capital.
Recall that Dr. Kalu made the commitment during the groundbreaking and fund raising ceremony for a World Class Multi-Purpose Hall in Umuahia held at the field of the Holy Rosary Girls Secondary School on Tuesday, 25th of Nov, 2020. The former Abia State governor, who was the Chief launcher/Special Guest of Honour also announced a sum of N 5 million naira donations to the school.
Two months later, Senator Kalu fulfilled the promise, this is even as he had earlier fulfilled the promise of donating sewing machines to the school. Thanking the Senate Chief Whip for his donation, Mrs Helen Mbakwe, Project Team Lead, said words cannot describe the flood of emotions that have swelled up her heart the moment the payment ALERT of N10m hit their boss’ Account this morning.
She said; “This money came just as the Finance Lead was sounding the alarm that we have only N4m liquid cash as we are about to enter the next phase of the Legacy Building Project.
“As you have wiped our tears today, God will not abandon you in your own day of need. Bringing out this chunk of money to enhance the Education of Girls who are not in a position to repay you will never go unrewarded”, she prayed.”
Also recall that Senator Kalu who was accompanied to the ceremony by the Senator representing AkwaIbom South Senatorial Zone, Senator Akon Enyakenyi; former Chief of Staff to Abia State Government, Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu; Member representing Bende North Constituency, Hon. Chukwu Chijioke; Hon. Sam Nwachukwu among others was received by the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Umuahia, His Lordship, Most Rev. Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji and National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Sir Victor Oye. Speaking during the launching, the Former Governor said the Bishop personally invited him to attend the event. He also said he believes that investment in education should be continuous, adding that it’s not something that should be halted at any particular time. His words, “In fact I wish that this school is situated in my senatorial district. I have a special love for this school and I have made it very clear that I will give my full support. “My first donation for the love I have for the advancement of women which starts with the “Girls Child Education”, is that I will build a brand new hostel for this school and the building will be named after His Lordship, Bishop Iwejuru Ugorji. “My second donation is to support the school with some amount of money to contribute to what they are doing. When the hostel is completed more students will have access to additional accommodation. I urge the Old Girls Association of this school not to relent in their quest to see that this project is actualized. I will also donate 10 sewing machines to the girls to encourage their skill acquisition department” Kalu said.