It’s commendable that things are changing for good for Anambra corpers. The Anambra state government has officially announced that corpers can now operate from its permanent Orientation Camping site at Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Awka South Local Government Area (LGA).
It is very important to note here that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp is no longer at Umunya in Anambra state. No, the Anambra nysc camp is now located at Umuawulu Awka South Local Government Area. Prospective corpers are advised to take note of this. Here is how to get there.
COMING FROM ONITSHA.
For corpers coming from Onitsha, you can enter a cab to Awka, then stop AMAWBIA junction and take a Keke to Governor lodge (or Nibo junction). From there, you can take another Keke to the new NYSC camp. However, if you enter Awka either, from Dike park on Nnamdi Azikiwe Rd, simply board a bus heading to Umunze and they will drop you at the NYSC camp at Umuawulu.
FOR CORPERS COMING FROM AGULU/EKWULUOBIA.
For corpers who are coming from Agulu/Ekwuluobia, you can enter a commercial bus going to Awka, through Umuawulu. If you are Nwagu Agulu, you can easily board a bike and ask him to take you to the camp.
What makes me really happy is that from anywhere within the Anambra state capital, Awka, anyone can direct you how to locate Umuawulu, which is currently the fastest developing city in Anambra state. Although Onitsha, Nnewi, and Ekwulobia are the biggest commercial and industrial cities in the state.
While for corpers who love to merry and enjoy life, this new Anambra state permanent corpers orientation camp in Umuawulu is well known for having good and fresh palm wine and also bush meat.