In his quest to achieve his mission and vision of Mentality Change, Hon. Okonkwo contested as a lawmaker in Imo State House of Assembly having won the primary election during the 2019 Nigeria general elections. In appreciation of Hon. Okonkwo’s ingenuity and passion for change, the current Governor of Imo State Nigeria Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma appointed Hon. Okonkwo Anthony Ikechukwu as a Board Member in charge of 544 Primary Healthcare Centers of 12 Local Governments of Orlu Zone in Imo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ISPHCDA) on the 6th of October 2020.
Having conducted the need assessments in all the 544 Primary Healthcare Centers, Hon. Okonkwo found out that most of these Healthcare Centers are not functional. This has adverse effects on the lives of most citizens especially children and their mothers. Sequel to this, Hon. Okonkwo has resolved to make all these 544 Primary Healthcare Centers functional but his main challenge is funding to make this happen within record time.