Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, Uyo Chapter was inaugurated in a colourful ceremony at Nkemba Hall, Abak Road, Uyo on September 1992 as the second of the then six Local Government Areas that made up Ibibio land in the newly created Akwa Ibom State.
This was a culmination of the efforts of Akparawa Ime Bassey Okon alias KOMASA who played the pioneering role of coordinating the establishment of the chapter of Mboho in the mainland city of Uyo.
With the spirit of “Oneness for Service ” the chapter’s inaugural executives which had
Akparawa Monday Uwah and Akparawa Patrick Ibanga as Secretary and Assistant Secretary respectively worked assiduously to carry the indigenes of the old Uyo local government area whose services were transferred from Cross River State to Akwa Ibom State. The exemplary and selfless service and excellence midwifed a line –up of servant leaders that has seen Uyo chapter being among the best chapters of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio right from inception and also providing leadership resources for Mboho at National and International levels.
CHAPTER LEADERSHIP HISTORY
A line of the chapter’s leaders from inauguration shows thus :-
Akparawa Ime Bassey Okon alias KOMASA with Akparawa Monday Uwah as Secretary.
Akparawa (Prince) Umoh Umoh with Akparawa Monday Uwah still as Secretary.
Akparawa Monday Uwah with Akparawa Peter Unyaha as Secretary.
Akparawa Godwin Okon with Akparawa Killian Thompson as Secretary.
Akparawa Killian Thompson with Akparawa Emman Akpan as Secretary. This administration saw Akparawa Killian Thompson contesting and wining the post of the Secretary General (SG) at the National level thus paving way for the emergence of Akparawa Nkaete Udoidang as the acting chapter chairman.
Also when the then chapter secretary, Akparawa Emman Akpan left for the compulsory one year National Youth Service, the Assistant Secretary Akparawa Patrick Ibanga acted as the chapter secretary. Akparawa Nkaete Udoidamg as acting Chairman for three (3) months.
Akparawa Idongesit Henry with Akparawa Patrick Ibanga as secretary.
This administration is credited with the procurement of three sewing
machines and two weaving machines for the chapter for revenue generation. These assets were largely made possible by Akparawa Valentine Attah (past President of MMI) who was then working with United Nations Development Program (UNDP). However, these properties were later taken over by the National in the administration of Akparawa (Dr) Okon Emah.
Akparawa Essien James with Akparawa Paulinus Essien as secretary. This administration is remembered for the followings:-
1. Renting of a secretariat with a standardized notice board for the chapter at Aka Road by NEPA Line junction, behind the old cenotaph.
2. Purchase of seats for rental.
3. Provision of a MACE to the national.
4. Purchase of a Royal seat for the President.
Akparawa Peter Morgan with Akparawa Effiom Edem as Secretary. This administration is credited with its intensified effort in purchasing a plot of land for the erection of the chapter secretariat.
CURRENT CHAPTER EXECUTIVES
The executive council of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, Uyo Chapter, elected
and sworn in November 2010 up as follows:-
Akparawa Effiom Edem- Chairman
Akparawa(Eld) Anietie Ekpo – Vice Chairman
Akparawa Emem Johnson – Secretary
Akp. Anw Uduak Nedd – Assistant Secretary
Akparawa Victor Edet – Treasurer
Akparawa (Eld) Edet Inyang – Financial Secretary
Akparawa Idorenyin Ekwere – PRO
Akp. Anw Ekaete Archibong – Welfare Officer
Akp. Anw (Eld) Hannah Akpan (JP)- Women Leader
Akparawa Josetallet Umoren – Provost
Akp. Anw Christiana Nnah – Auditor
Akparawa Peter Morgan – Ex- Officio
CURRENT CHAPTER STATUS, POPULATION, PLANS AND PROJECTS
The chapter is addressed as the Metropolitan Chapter of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio. This is due to the location of the chapter which is in Uyo, the state capital which also houses the International Headquarters of the organization.
The active population of the chapter currently stands at fifty two (52). The chapter through its projects committee headed by Akparawa (Arc) Aniefiok Okon alias EGASON will be constructing lock up stores soon for rental to enhance the revenue base of the chapter.
CURRENT MEETING VENUE & DATE
The chapter currently meets at the International Secretariat of the organization SIR UDO UDOMA HOUSE, along Udo Udoma Avenue on every third Sunday of the month by 3:00pm.
All Ibibio patriots within Uyo and environs are invited and welcome to join hands with us to continue this tradition of selfless service to Ibibio land. Come let us serve Ibibio together.
Please contact the following :-
Chapter Chairman – 08036681787
Chapter Secretary – 08028345956
PRO – 08067192997
Our email address is email@example.com
Our facebook address is facebook/mmiuyochapter