DELTA STATE WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: Governor Okowa Plans to Expand Programme

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THE CHALLENGES POSED BY COVID-19 AND THE CURRENT SECOND WAVE OF IT IS SAID TO HAVE EXPOSED THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY TO HARSH ECONOMIC CONDITIONS THAT ENABLES ONLY THE ONES MADE OF STERNER STUFF TO NAVIGATE, OVERCOME AND BECOME STRONGER.

GOVERNOR OKOWA WHO MADE THIS EXPRESSION AT THE GRAND FINALE OF THE WOMEN EMPOWEREMENT AND SKILLS ACQUISITION PROGRAMME (WASA) HELD AT EVENT CENTER ASABA SAID SUCCEEDING IN ANY ADVENTURE, BUSINESS INCLUSSIVE, ONE HAS TO PUT IN LOTS OF EFFORTS, CONNECTING TO PEOPLE AND APPLYING DILIGENCE AT ALL TIMES.

IT IS NOW A TRADITION THAT NO WEEK GOES WITHOUT HAVING ONE OR RATHER SOMETIMES ABOUT TWO EMPOWEREMENT PROGRAMMES GOING ON IN THE STATE FROM DIFFERENT MINISTRIES.

THESE 460 WOMEN WHO HAVE UNDERGONE 4 WEEKS INTENSIVE TRAINING IN DIFFERENT TRADES ORGANISED BY THE STATE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS ARE NOW POSITONED TO TAKE DELIVERY OF THEIR STARTER PACKS THAT WILL ENABLE THEM CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELLBEING OF THEIR FAMILIES AND AT THE SAMETIME BECOME ENTREPRENEURS.

WHILE PRESENTING THE WOMEN BENEFICIARIES TO THE GOVERNOR, COMMISSIONER FOR WOMEN AFFAIRS FLORA ALATAN SAID THE DEVELOPMENT IS PART OF GOV OKOWAS PROCLAMATION OF LEAVING A STRONGER DELTA THAT WILL PUT FOOD ON FAMILIES TABLE.

WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR DAME EDITH OKOWA ADVISED THE WOMEN TO USE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE USEFUL TO THEMSELVES BY MAKING GOOD USE OF THEIR STARTER PACKS

GOVERNOR OKOWA WHO INSPECTED THE STARTER PACKS POSITIONED TO BE READY FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE WOMEN CHARGED THEM TO SHUN GET RICH QUICK SYDROME RARTHER TO BE DILIGENT, PUT MORE EFFORTS ADDING THAT SUCCESS IS NOT EASY TO COME BY.

GOVERNOR OKOWA CONCLUDES THAT HENCE THE EMPOWEREMENT OF WOMEN BLOSSOMS THE FAMILY, MORE PROGRAMMES ARE LINED UP TO EMPOWER WOMEN TRADERS THROUGH MICRO-CREDIT, ORGANISE TRAININGS THAT WILL HELP THEM DEVELOP THEIR BUSINESSES AND TO FROM TIME TO TIME HAVE AN INTERFACE WHERE THEIR CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS WOULD BE DISCUSED.

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