Mrs Obiano Commissions Modern Bungalows In Anambra

Ebelechukwu-Obiano-AnambraWife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, has commissioned modern bungalows built for two indigent widows in two communities of the state.

During the commissioning on Monday, Mrs Obiano explained that the Housing for Indigent Widows Programme is a continuation of the initiative of her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE).

The programme targets giving succour to indigent widows, catering to the less privileged and creating a sense of belonging amongst the physically challenged persons.

The Governor’s wife assured the residents that the Willie Obiano-led administration would strive to ensure the spread of dividends of democracy to every citizen of Anambra State.

She called for the spirit of friendship, stressing that the project has met the needs of the less privileged irrespective of party affiliations.

Mrs Obiano added that more widows would benefit from the housing project in which at least 10 indigent widows have already benefitted.

She said that the project was sponsored by well-meaning citizens of Anambra State whom she reached out to help support the mission.

The two beneficiaries of the project, Mrs Chinyeaka Okeke, and Mrs Margaret Anoyou, were full of praises for the unexpected gesture, saying their lives have changed forever.

The event was rounded off at Nteje in Oyi and Mbaukwu in Awka South local government areas where modern conveniences were also commissioned in the markets.

Easter Celebration: Ebele Obiano Empowers 70 Widows

Ebelechukwu-Obiano on EasterAs part of the activities marking the Easter celebration, the wife of the Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebele Obiano, has distributed empowerment items to 70 widows.

The items were given to them after they had completed their training in soap making and confectioneries in the second batch of a training programme.

Presenting the items and seed money for take-off of business to the women on Sunday at the Governor’s Lodge Amawbia, Mrs Obiano urged them to display their entrepreneurial skills and transform themselves to employers of labour through due diligence and determination in committing the skills they have learnt to good use.

The widows are among the 2,000 women that have been empowered within two years of the commencement of the programme.

The project, which is designed to touch many lives especially that of the women in the area of skill acquisition to enable them support their families, has well over 2,000 beneficiaries of which the 70 widows are among.

The Desk Officer of the CAFE training programme and the former House Committee Chairman on Women Affairs in Anambra State House of Assembly, maintained that the programme was in tandem with the present reality of economic diversification.

The CAFE project has trained women in various vocational skills;  tailoring, hairdressing, cosmetics and beauty therapy, computer and Information Communication and Technology skills among others.

Obiano’s Wife Donates Wheelchairs To Physically Challenged Persons

Mrs Obiano Donates Wheelchairs To Physically Challenged PersonsEighty physically challenged persons have received wheelchairs from the Wife of Anambra State Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano, to support their mobility.

During the presentation at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Mrs Obiano said her priority was to use her pet project, the Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), to identify the challenges facing the less privileged in the society, find solutions and impact positively on their lives.

She reassured the beneficiaries that her pet project would be a vehicle with which to undertake more capacity building programmes as well as educational training to promote self-reliance among the physically challenged.

Mrs Obiano appealed to them never to use the wheel chairs given to them to engage in begging as it would be degrading, but urged them to make use of the stipends given them to support themselves.

She further stressed that aside the contributions of her pet project, the gesture was also made possible by the assistance and support of philanthropists, corporate bodies and donor agencies.

The wife of the state’s Deputy Governor, Mrs Oby Okeke and the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Victoria Chikwelu, commended Mrs Obiano for her passion for the indigent and disabled persons in the society, which she also extended to Basic School Isulo, a community in Orumba South Local Government Area.

A representative and Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Donor Agencies, Nneka Onwudiwe, pledged more support to the initiative.

For the beneficiaries, their lives would be more meaningful, as the wheelchairs would not only facilitate their mobility but would as well help them in their domestic activities.

Anambra State First Lady Empowers 200 Physically Challenged

wife of the Anambra state governor, ebele obianoThe wife of the Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebele Obiano, has distributed prosthetic limbs and empowering items to 200 physically challenged persons in the state.

During the fitting of the limbs at the Women Development Center, Awka, Anambra State capital, Mrs Obiano said the gesture was to enable them earn a better living.

The Governor’s wife sponsored the programme through her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ).

The first phase of the programme was held in December last year, with 300 physically challenged persons benefiting.

The women in the state appreciated the effort of Mrs Obiano, which they said uplifted the living condition of the physically challenged in the state.

Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, in his remark, commended the state governor for efforts in reviving the hope of the down trodden in the state.

In addition to the artificial limbs, the beneficiaries were also given computers, laptops, and grinding machines among other empowerment items.

Mrs Obiano also asked graduates with disabilities, who finished in the last six years, to submit their personal details to her office through their respective local government chairmen for employment.

According to her, the state government is set to give jobs to 1,000 physically challenged persons.