Appraisal of the Traditional Economic Activities of Aku People and the Challenges of Modernity
Ochendo, Edwin Iyidiobi, a development-oriented economist and topflight public servant, appraises Aku traditional economic activities of yesteryears against the backdrop of the challenges of modernity. First published in The Platform, a development-oriented magazine of Club 13, Aku, Igbo-Etiti local Government of Enugu state, Vol. 1, No. 1, March, 2005, pp. 23-25, the author interfaces the historical evolution of Aku with her economic development, and presents them as inter-dependent variables that define the parameters of the discourse. A take-away from the account is that “Aku had gradually lost out in her erstwhile economic stronghold of Agriculture and commerce due to the irresistible influences of modernization. As a counter, she has to employ the same instruments of modernization to strengthen her economic life line . . .” (last paragraph). Do please enjoy the full details of the story in the link that follows.
An Appraisal of the Traditional Economic Activities of Aku People and the Challenges of Modernity
Ochendo Edwin G. Iyidiobi