By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”AS part of efforts to address the health and education needs of the people of Ughelli South local government area of Delta State, the Taleb Tebite Foundation has donated medical and education items worth millions of naira to selected health centres and secondary schools in the area.
The Foundation also donated 14 tricycles to some indigent persons to alleviate the transportation problems of the people in the council area.
Speaking during the presentation of the items, which included medical equipment, computers, printers, scanners and notebooks, the founder and initiator of the foundation, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, said the donation was in partial fulfillment of his electioneering promise to his people.
According to him, the gesture is also to assist Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and his deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama, to bring the dividends of democracy to the people.
Tebite, who is the member representing Ughelli South constituency in the State House of Assembly, disclosed that the Foundation had in 2008 presented sewing and grinding machines to women, text and note books to schools and complete GSM phone booths with starter packs of N10, 000 each to some youths.
He added that some persons in the council area were proud owners of cars through the Foundation.
Commending the state government for fulfillment of its three-points agenda, the legislator noted that government alone could not bring the needed development to the people.
Tebite further disclosed that the computers, scanner, printers and accessories were donated to the Foundation by the President General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), United Kingdom branch, Chief Humphrey Aghoghovbia and his wife.
He said the medical equipment were donated by a U.S.based NGO, the Children of Abraham, through Dr. Abel Dafioghor.
In his remark, Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, said the donation was in line with the three-point agenda of the state government.
Utuama, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Dr. Chris Oghenechovwen, urged political office holders to emulate the gesture of Olorogun Tebite, so everybody could benefit from the dividends of democracy.