The office of the Special Adviser to the Imo State Governor on Health, on Friday held a training seminar for Local Government coordinators of Imo health Volunteers (IHV), with the Theme: ‘Capacity Building for LGA coordinators of Imo Health Volunteers‘.
The seminar was hosted by the Special Adviser to Imo Governor on Health, Hon Dr Lina Okereke at the Training Auditorium of the State owned Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC).
The others in attendance during the event include, Hon Kinsley Ejimadu, who is the IHV state coordinator, Ambrose Nwaopara, a member of the media team and many of the local government coordinators.
Just after the opening prayers, Dr Okereke called up some of the local government coordinators to refresh members on the event that took place the previous day at Orlu when the Imo Health Volunteers had an interactive session with Ndi Eze (Traditional Rulers) in the area.
The first to be invited by the SA to speak was Nge Anthony, the Owerri North Local Government Coordinator, followed by Amb. Onuawuchi Nkwazema, the Owerri West Coordinator.
Others that spoke were, Jibiri Concilia, who is coordinating the Orlu local government and Chief Ukeoma Cyril, the Njaba LGA Coordinator.
During her speech at the occasion, the SA to the Governor on Health, who has been passionate to bring to fruition the Health aspirations of the State Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, reflected on the event with the Orlu traditional rulers and thanked all those that made it a success.
She also informed the participants on how the monarchs in Orlu appreciated the visit, which was an eye opener to them as they were very grateful to the government for the initiative.
Finally Dr. Okereke urged the coordinators to put into practice the things that can be done healthwise to “Help those in the village, to help the ordinary person in the rural area”.
In an interview with the IHV state coordinator, Hon Ejimadu, he explained the hierarchy of the volunteer group, from the highest to the lowest rank, such as: the State Coordinator, Local government Coordinator, Ward Coordinator and Assistant Ward Coordinator.
According to him: “The Assistant Ward Coordinators are the closest to the people at the grassroots”.
Ejimadu further stated that anyone in the Assistant Coordinator’s category is usually a person the people can trust so that they can confide on him or her, especially on the issue of their health.