The Local Government
Isiala Mbano Local Government area was carved out from the former Mbano Local Government Area during the creation of additional local governments in September 1989, with its headquarters situated at umuelemai, a border town along Anara – Umuahia Federal Road is made up of 3 clans namely, Osu, Ugri and Mbama. The local government is predominantly inhabited by Christians who practice subsistence farming under local government agencies policy.
Isiala Mbano is located at North – East of Imo State Capital, Owerri. It is traversed by Owerri/Okigwe / Anara/ Umuahia and Okigwe/Umuahia high ways. It is bounded on the North by Onuimo L.G.A. and some parts of Nwangele L.G.A, on the East by Ehime Mbano L.G.A. and on the south by Ikeduru and Mbaitolu L.G.As respectively.
It occupies a geographical land mass of 148 sq. Kilometers. It has provisional census figure of 198,736 as at 2006 census.
Isiala Mbano Local Government Area has twenty seven (27) Antonomous communities, namely:-
Osuama, Anara, Osu Owerre, Umuduru, Ikwuano, Ezumoha, Isiama, Umunchi Umuelemai Luwenneiri, Nneato-Nweafor Dikenaofeiyi Ugin-nna, Obolio, Amaukwu-obollo, Ogbor, Umuozu, Ibeme, ibeme-Amaise, Umuneke, Oka, Umunkwo, Amaraku, Amato-Amaraku, Amauzari, Ekwedim, and Umuenyi.
There are twenty one (21) recognized traditional rulers in Isiala Mbano L.G.A.
Isiala Mbano has four (4) Development Areas, namely, Ugiri, Ugiri – South, Osuama/Anara and Mbama Development Areas, the Local Government belongs to the rain forest zone with undulating topography which predisposes it to erosion menace.
HOW TO GET TO THE L.G.A
From Owerri, you take Okigwe Road through Akabo/Ikeduru/Atta to Isiala Mbano L.G.A., from Umuahia, you pass through Ihitte – Uboma/Ehime to Isiala Mbano, while from Okigwe you pass through Okwelle to Anara Umuelemai.