Ebonyi Community Bans Selling Of Land, Smoking Of Indian Hemps


From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki

The monarch of Ndieze Inyimegu autonomous community His Royal Highness (HRH) Eze Hyacinth Ogbonna Nwokpor has outrightly banned the selling of land and smoking of Indian hemps as offenders would be made to face law of the land.

Eze Nwokpor made the declaration when village heads of Ndieze Community paid him a royal visit in his palace.

The occasion was marked by a heartwarming blessing of Kola, during which the traditional ruler expressed gratitude to God for bestowing upon them, Governor Francis Nwifuru, a son of Izhi clan, as governor.

He prayed for divine wisdom upon the governor to continue guiding the people through the Peoples Charter of Need mantra.

The village heads took the opportunity to commend traditional ruler for his exemplary leadership style, which has brought peace and progress to Ndieze community.

They also sought his assistance in addressing mobility challenges, which hinder their work.

According to resolution passed by the traditional ruler in collaboration of the village heads, the statement reads:

“Ban on Smoking of Indian Hemp: The village heads resolved to prohibit the smoking of Indian Hemp in all communities within Ndieze. Anyone found in possession of or smoking Indian Hemp will face severe consequences.

“Ban on Land Selling: The village heads agreed to put a halt to land selling in all communities of Ndieze, effective immediately. Any individual found violating this law will be subject to severe punishment.

“Payment of Dowry: The village heads decreed that anyone who marries a woman without paying dowry commits a crime. They have given offenders until Easter 2025 to rectify the situation or face community action.

“These resolutions demonstrate the village heads’ commitment to maintaining peace, order, and progress in Ndieze autonomous community.

“However, the ban on Indian Hemp aimed to protect the youth and community from the harmful effects of drug abuse, whereas, the prohibition on land selling seeks to preserve communal lands and prevent disputes arising from unauthorized sales.

“The dowry payment resolution ensures that marriage customs are respected and women are valued.

“The visit and resolutions highlight the importance of community leadership and collaboration in addressing local challenges.”


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