Last updated on August 30th, 2019 at 09:32 am
Population in Ugwueke village
Its population as of 1993 by census was about 20,000. The town now has a population that is more than 45,000 today. Who are mostly farmers. Ugwueke village is an arable land. That mostly produces Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cassava, Rice, Vegetables, etc. The people of this land solely depend on their farm produce for food. While some of them use a motorcycle for transportation. However, it is the only means which they can use to a distance place.
The first constructed road there. Which connect from Alayi to Akaeze, Ebonyi state was a manpower success. Although, under the British efforts in the 1930s. The road is a 23km long. Which also join Okigwe-Afikpo Expressway. However, the Ugwueke development union. The women wing with the effort of communal; have been able to put up two mighty bridges for the village.
The town also has a secondary school. This was build by the village development union. It is called Ugwueke central school. Also, the only source of water use to be from Eze river. Until now that two boreholes have been sunk. But the taste is not good. Although, it is private property. So people don’t make use of it. Therefore they still rely much on their “Eze River” for drink. Recently electricity is also available in the village. The previous Government of this land has abandoned Ugwueke to suffer. But it indigene are some set of great people. They do not wait for the government to provide them their needs.
Food in Ugwueke village
The food eaten by the people of Ugwueke of Bende LGA; are mostly the normal food eaten by the Igbo. Which are Ukwu (vegetable soup), Orha soup, Okra soup, Egusi soup, and Banga soup. Other are Plantain, Yam pottage, Fufu, rice etc. There are plenty of food to eat here. No one stays hungry in Ugwueke village.
Tradition and Festival in Ugwueke village
This people value their tradition and festival so much. They even mock one another when they don’t carry out their rite. One of the major festival is “Ajonkwu”. This usually comes up during March or April. Another one is “Ibo Uzoukwu”.
Language in Ugwueke village
The major language here is Bende. Also, they speak the general Igbo. Broken English is common and British English is not well spoken. Other languages like Yoruba and Hausa are not common. This is because this place is a village and people from the city do not come here to live. Instead, indigene migrate to other Urban area. Others move to a city like Lagos, Aba, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Calabar, etc.
Jobs in Ugwueke village
The type of job available here is majorly Buying and Selling, Farming, Tailoring, Teaching, Nursing, Health Specialist and Doctor too. People come from other villages to buy their farm produce. The white men are the ones who are handling the medical aspect of this village.
Social amenities in Ugwueke village
There is a hospital called “Royal Cross Methodist Hospital”. It was built by the support of Wesley Guild UK, the Methodist churc. Also, with the village Union and many other organizations and individuals. Which are not listed here.
Bende is home to many prominent people. Such as Okechukwu Edward Ukeje known as Mr. Raw. Also, Chinedu Ikedieze popularly called “Aki”, and DR Orji Uzor Kalu ex-governor of Abia state in 1999/2006.