Introduction and Description of Umuimeka

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Introduction and Description Of Umuimeka
As written by Ugwuegbulam, J. Chibuike

Umuimeka has its geographical location in formerly Oforola community but now in Olaukwu Community Owerri West local government area, Imo State eastern part of Nigeria It takes about 30 minutes to travel from Umuimeka to owerri town by bus. From Health center of Ola Ukwu where the google map stopped in the community,(During the time of this publication, 2011) it takes about 17 electric pole gap to umuimeka and 13 pole gap from Olaukwu park to umuimeka. It also takes about 5-6 minutes of a normal trekking from the park. Umuimeka is one of the smallest villages in Olaukwu with well arranged buildings surrounded by trees that add to the serene village atmosphere and are generous with their calm and refreshing free breezes, therefore fashioned Umuimeka to become a gentle village. The main road comes from olaukwu running through Obosima. The nearest village is located some 2-3 poles from the village while the nearest community named Oforola is located some 24-26 poles from the village. To experience the true flavour of the village and to describe its most important features, it might be best to put oneself in the position of some one coming from Oboagwa(the nearest village) on his right hand side as he walks towards the village, runs the road leading to Umuoduta and Umundom in the village. The houses in the left hand side of the road leading to Obosima are where Umujaraogu resides, featuring at the beginning at the left hand side the only church in Umuimeka then named Mountain on fire, two shops where cement and provision are being sold- situated in front of Ugwuegbulam’s compound, a newly built borehole- situated in the same compound mentioned above, another shop situated in the front of Anokam’s compound, the very first shop among the mentioned shops above that initially combines provision and bar drink but now mainly focus on bar business situated in...
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