Tourism! The Illustrious Ukwulu People

Coordinating Reporter  SOMKENECHUKWU UMEH

Ukwulu market

Ukwulu is a town in Dunkofia Local government area in Anambra state, a 30minutes
walk from Igbariam junction. It comprises of 8 villages namely Amagu,
Umugama, Amaegbu, Adagbeh and Iruezeagu each have their own autonomous
kings.
The people of Ukwulu are mainly farmers. They specialize in the cultivation
of cassava used for the production of garri.  An elderly woman identified as
mama Ugo from Amagu village in ukwulu said “Our people are specialist in
cultivating cassava. We have good road and our people are Christians”
Their biggest market is Ukwulu is Afo market where people within and
outside the community come to buy and sell. They sell ground corn (Oka) used for
Pap/Akamu, Dried cassava (Akpu) for Garri.
A Man from Eziowerre but has been in ukwulu for 23years said “The ground
foodstuff that we sell helps to sustain our lives because it reduces risk
of illness. We sell the ‘Oka’ which is known as ‘mangu corn’ from Jos at
#1,000 per paint bucket, Akpu at #700 and Dawa at #1,200 respectively. He
also noted that the ‘fio fio’ which is high in protein though it takes time
to cook, it heals kwashiorkor, The water from it also gives energy. Also,
kampara a whitish brown groundnut which can b eaten or used for soup is
highly nutritious.
The popular festivals in Ukwulu are ‘onwa asato’ and ‘nnukwu onwa asato’ where the
bigger masquerades are seen. Their next ‘onwa asato’ would take place on
November.
The Igwe of Ukwulu is HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS Igwe Peter Anukwu Uyanwa. The people of ukwulu are mainly Catholic Christians as churches are seen scattered around community.
Ukwulu is endowed with good things and good people as the Vice chancellor
of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Professor Fidelis Okafor is a well-known personality in Ukwulu.

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Reporters/Researchers

ARINZE OBIAGELI PEYSON
OKEKE LINDA CHIDIEBERE
UMEAKU SOMTO ONYEDIKA
ONYEKA ONYINYE PRECIOUS
NWOKEOCHA CHIOMA VIVIAN
OGBONNA OZIOMA FLORENCE
NNABUENYI SAMUEL SOMTO

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

16 Comments

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  1. nice one, wonderful research… thumbs up

  2. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    nice one.

    Quiz No: 59

  3. Calm place with wonderful people.

    1. Quiz no. 114

  4. Okeke Cynthia chinecherem

    Good work….
    Reg no:33
    Reg no:2016054023

  5. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    This is great.
    Quiz no 13

  6. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    Ukwulu people have food oh. food stuff is going to be cheap their.

    Quiz No : 69

  7. UMEAKU SOMTO ONYEDIKA

    Wow nice
    UMEAKU SOMTO ONYEDIKA
    2016054132
    NO:70

  8. Greatest Ukwulu people!!!
    indeed UKWULU is a pace with people of a great personalities

    QUIZ NO:-113

  9. Great land.
    49

  10. Ukwulu a great land
    Quiz number 47

  11. bless up .crisoral in the making.quiz number:89

  12. good work

    quiz no:111

  13. Beautiful tradition.
    quiz no. 53

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