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By Onomiguren Agbamu
Delta state government as part of its human capital development has again empowered over 2000 vulnerable women in the community and social development scheme.
The empowerment program took place on Friday at the state secretariat Asaba with the presentation of gas cylinders, barking ovens, popcorn machines, industrial sewing machines, ice block machines, and among others
In her welcome address, the Hon Commission for women’s affairs, Mrs. Flora Alatan noted that the presentation of Gas Cylinders/empowerment packs was in various categories to Deltan Women in the State.
She maintained that the empowerment is a clear demonstration of the Delta State Government to identify with the plights of women in the State, which is in line with the SMART/ Finishing Strong Agenda of Governor Okawa’s administration.
She added that one of the goals of the presentation of these gas cylinders and empowerment packs of various categories is to stimulate the less of alternate fuelwood/clean cookstoves for women at the grassroots.
She noted that the empowerment of the gas cylinders will also reduce emissions from fuelwoods and respiratory diseases among women and create a safe pollution-free environment for all Deltans.
She said the programme is in line with His Excellency, Dr. Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s Agenda of promoting women’s empowerment and improving their health status, and building a stronger Delta.
While appreciating Her Excellency. Hon. Minister, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline K. Tallen, OF, KSG for partnering with the State Ministry for this presentation and empowerment packs of various categories in the State.
She equally appreciated the mother of the State, Her Excellency, wife of the Executive Governor of Delta State, and Founder 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa who has worked round the clock to ensure that this presentation is a huge success in the State.
Speaking in an interview, the commissioner said it was a thing of joy that lives are being touched, and it is very dear to the heart of the Governor.
She also noted that the selection of the beneficiaries spread across the 25 local government areas of the state.
She advised the beneficiaries to utilize the empowerment judiciously for sustainability, saying the ministry monitoring team will be going around to ensure effective and efficient use of these empowerment items.
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