Thursday, 8 October 2020

Obiano Commits self to Empowering Women In Anambra state, gives support to indigents


Ukpa Ewa | 7th October 2020

AWKA: Wife of the Governor of Anambra State and founder of  charity-based organization, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), Dr. Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano has restated her commitment in Empowering Women through her NGO.

Mrs. Obiano gave the assurance yesterday while empowering 1,705 indigent persons at Orumba North and Orumba South Local Government Areas with palliatives in her annual tour.

The beneficiaries, mostly women, the elderly, the physically challenged and children, were selected from each of the 31 communities that make up the two local Government Areas. 

Speaking at the respective Council Areas, Mrs. Obiano explained that the tour was essential to touch lives of indigent women at grassroots and feel the pulse of the people amidst the COVID -19  pandemic. 

Describing the period as a time of great need for the people, especially the poor, the Governor's wife, however, highlighted the complementary role her NGO Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) plays in alienating the plights of indigent women and more so, contribute to the socio-economic development of the state.

In his remark, the former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Chief Emeka Sibeudu, who spoke at Orumba South, described the governor's wife as an epitome of kindness due to her humanitarian programmes which she has sustained for seven years in Anambra State.

Also, Member representing Orumba North and Majority Leader at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Emeka Aforka and Member representing Orumba South constituency Engr. Emmanuel Nwafor noted that this year's visit was unique because the indigent who were most vulnerable to the economic setbacks of COVID-19 can now draw strength and hope from the gesture and kind words of Mrs. Obiano. 

Earlier, Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, welcomed the wife of Governor on behalf of the beneficiaries and thanked her for defying prevailing odds to ensure that the palliatives got across to most communities. 

Similarly, the Commissioner for Housing, Arch. Mike Okonkwo, said that the tour has become a liberating experience given the large number of people that benefit from the palliative annually.

Earlier in their welcome addresses, the Transition Committee Chairmen of Orumba North and Oruba South Local Government Areas, Barrister Obinna Ikwueto and Hon. Cyprain Okereke stated that having defied the difficulties associated with the Coronavirus pandemic to embark on the this year's tour, the Wife of the Governor has proven that her love for the helpless remains unparalleled. 

Dignitaries present at the occasion include: Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Chieftaincy Matters and Community Liason, Mrs. Vera-Queen Okonkwo, Special Adviser on Special Duties, Mrs Ify Obinabo, former chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission Prof. Humphrey Nwosu,  Dr. Forster Ihejiofor , PG Umunze Progressive Union Mr. John Akenyeonu among others.

Mrs. Obiano continues her tour of Local Government Areas in the state by distributing cash gifts, food items and educational materials to school children across the state to caution the effect of COVID -19 among indigent women.