Ebele Obiano Promises Ogbaru Women Better Days

 Ebele Obiano Promises Ogbaru Women Better DaysWife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebele Obiano, has reassured the women in Ogbaru Local Government Area that Governor Willie Obiano’s administration is committed to intervening in some challenges in their various communities.

She was speaking when she toured four critical communities in Ogbaru LGA to have a personal interaction with the women and children in the communities.

According to Mrs Obiano, the present administration would prioritise road infrastructure to utilise their economic endowments, as the area is rich in oil and gas, as well as the lands fertile for agriculture.

The people of Ogwuikpele community lamented the threat of coastal erosion and absence of electricity, urging the State Government for intervention.

“For four years now we have not had supply of electricity, there is total power failure and all efforts to bring EEDC to rectify it have failed,” a resident of the community said.

At Akili-Ogidi, the elders, women and children all trooped out to receive the Governor’s wife.

Commending the women-friendly administration of Governor Obiano, the women leader in the community relayed that access road was a major challenge in the area.

“We are proud of you and we support the programme of the administration of your husband, His Excellency, Dr. Willie Obiano, most especially his 20 million Naira community project which cannot be overemphasised.

“Your care for the less privileged among the people of the state has brought democracy to the door steps of the common man of the society. We will use this opportunity to make this request on the issue confronting our community for long.

“The people of Akili-Ogidi, Obeagwe and Ogwuikpele have remained without road for 40 years. We request Her Excellency to appeal her amiable husband to bring smiles to our faces,” she said.

Obeagwe breaks into excitement as the women receive the Governor’s wife with the traditional riverine dance which she also dances to excitedly.

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As the fanfare ended down, Mrs Obiano revealed to the people that the ongoing road construction of the 62 kilometre Ogabru road embarked on by Governor Obiano would terminate at the oil rich Obeagwe.

She also called on the youths to cue into the empowerment programme of her pet project and be self-reliant.

“APGA as a political party does a lot of developmental projects. APGA made possible for an access road to go through Ogabru for the first time and the present administration is continuing with it and it will get to the oil rich Ogwuikpele community.

“I don’t know if you are aware that oil has been discovered in your community, so you people are rich and that is why the Governor is saying that the road must be constructed to that area to stop accessing it through Imo State.

“So you people are very rich now and our Governor wants you to have access to it. My pet project undertakes skills acquisition and the State Government is doing the same to better the lives of the citizenry.

“We appeal to the youths to cue into the programme and it won’t just stop at learning a skill, I will train you and empower you to start up your own business. That is my position today,” Mrs Obiano said.

The tour was rounded off at Umunankwo where more gift items including school bags, bags of rice and monetary tokens were distributed to the less privileged.

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 Promises To Tackle Health Illiteracy In Rural Areas

Obiano Assures To Tackle Health Illiteracy In Rural AreasThe Anambra State Governor has promised to tackle health illiteracy among women in the rural areas of the state.

According to Governor Willie Obiano, the development is to ensure proper infant and maternal healthcare in Anambra State, south-east Nigeria.

He made the declaration on Wednesday during the first round of the 2015 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), at Ifite-Ogwari in Ayamelum Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The MNCHW is a programme which gives mothers equitable access to a package of high impact survival and developmental drugs in a very cost effective manner.

It also gives children access to receive routine immunisation against diseases as well as malarial drugs and nets.

Governor Obiano captured the whole problem and tagged it to catching the girl child young and giving them the best of education in order to conquer maternal and infant mortality.

According to the Chairman of Ayamelum LGA, Paul Obiora, illiteracy and poverty contributes in major terms to the death of mothers and infants in the agrarian community.

He decried that about 95% of the women are not educated, adding that the issues of health were not been taken seriously on grounds that they are mostly farmers.

Responding to Obiora’s submission, Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike, used the opportunity to highlight the essence of antenatal care.

Similarly, the Governor’s wife, Mrs Ebele Obiano, appealed to the women to have their children immunised as they are the future leaders of the world.

In another development, a representative of the World Health Organisation, Dr Willy Onuorah, commended Anambra State Government for the giant strides it had taken in healthcare services which includes the area of maternal and child health, as well as upgrading the selected health care facilities in the state.

He also urged mothers to take advantage of the free immunization and ensure that their children are taken to centres where the vaccines would be administered.

The event came to conclusion with the Governor and his wife administering the polio vaccines to infants, as well as handing treated mosquito nets to mothers.

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.