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Imo Communities Set to Abolish Osu Caste System, Others

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As human rights activists and organisations intensify efforts to abolish Osu, Ohu, Ume and Diala caste systems in the South East, two other Imo State communities, Amurie Omanze and Oboro Amurie, in Isu Local Council of the state, have set January 4, 2024, to abolish these caste systems.

A statement by the Executive Director of Pillars of Hope Africa Initiative (POHAI), Chinyere Oge-Kalu, said that the abolishment of these caste systems in the two communities was a fruit of years of advocacy by the National Human Rights Commission, POHAI, G’naira Family Foundation (GFF) and Kemdi Chino Opera Foundation (KCOF).

She expressed confidence that more communities, the entire Imo State and Igbo land will soon abolish these reprehensible caste systems, which dehumanises fellow compatriots as slaves/outcastes.

Oge-Kalu commended the traditional rulers and the people of Amurie Ancient Kingdom, comprising Amurie Omanze and Oboro Amurie for setting the pace in abolishing these caste systems in Igbo land.
The Eze Udo II of Amurie Omanze, Eze C.O Nnajiemere and Duruoha 1 of Oboro Amurie, Eze V.O Ahamefule Durugwoegebu iv, while addressing their subjects in the palace of Eze Udo II, said January 4, 2024 had been slated for abolishing Osu, ume, Ohu and diala caste systems in old Amurie Omanze ancient community.

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