Rochas Foundation Inc, a non governmental, non profit organization has through its Rochas Care Programme (ROCAP) approved special Christmas packages to the following categories of persons in the state:
- The Vulnerable and Less Privileged Persons: The foundation will be giving N10,000 cash & 25kg bag of rice to each of these individuals who fall under this category. This include persons who may have lost hope of celebrating the Christmas due to lack or who has no one to assist them.
Good spirited individuals and volunteers are to assist the Foundation by identifying these persons wherever they may be found in the state by calling the Reach FM 104.9 station studio telephone number on 09070001049 every day between the hours of 10am to 12noon and recommending them for the package during the live programme. Beneficiaries will have their items delivered to them at their locations.
- Transporters (Bus Imo/Taxi Imo/ keke/Okada).
The foundation will provide free fuel for these commercial transport operators in Imo State. To ensure the smooth running of the exercise, the transporters mentioned above are advised to go to the Rochas Foundation Headquarters (Vision House), Okigwe road, Owerri to collect the fuel coupons and proceed to A.A. Rano petrol station at Port Harcourt road, Owerri for their fuel collections.
The program will also commence daily between the hours of 8am to 10am for collection of coupons and 12pm to 2pm for collection of fuel except for Sundays.
- Family of Persons who Lost their Lives in the face of Insecurity in Imo State.
The Foundation has also approved the sum of N100, 000 each to be giving to the affected families as a result of security challenges in the state. This includes the families of both civilians and security personnel. The foundation wishes to send a special condolence message to the affected families.
To ensure a hitch free exercise, the following persons have been appointed as members of a Special Committee to supervise and monitor the implementation of the Rochas Foundation Special Christmas package.
They include: Hon.Lugard Osuji – Chairman
Barr. Ijeoma Igboanusi – Secretary
Pastor Raph Afoaku
Hon. Mrs Ndidi Iheme
Mr. Chikezie Nwadike
Mrs Carol Ochemba
Hon. Onyinyechukwu Mbawuike
Hon. Mrs Meg Amobi
Hon. Chidi Nwoke
The entire programme will commence from Wednesday 15th December 2021 and end on Friday 24th December, 2021.
Sen. Okorocha prays for peace in Imo State while wishing the entire Imolites Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Chief Sam Onwuemedo, Special Adviser (Media) to the President, Rochas Foundation, Former Governor of Imo State and Senator Representing Imo West.