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Bonny Lawmaker Blazes Trail With Commissioning Of Women's Hall

Gets Decorated With Bonny Women's Highest Honour
By Anderson Hart
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Rivers state House of Assembly Member representing Bonny constituency, Hon. Aye Atamah Pepple last Saturday recorded another milestone in execution of constituent project in Bonny with the commissioning of beautiful edifice of the new Bonny Women's Hall.

The commissioning which attracted the crème de la crème of the Bonny public and beyond also witnessed donation of 20 deep freezers to empower women, welding machines for youth empowerment including crutches and wheel chairs to support the physically challenged and boat replete with outboard engine through his Direct Economic Empowerment Programme (DEEP).

In his remark before cutting the tape to officially commission the new Bonny women's hall, President General of Bonny Women Patriotic Movement and one time Nigeria;s ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Amb. Nne Furo Kurubo on behalf of the entire women of Bonny kingdom expressed gratitude to the lawmaker for the gesture towards women, she said 'Aye, Bonny women are proud of you, we are very appreciative of your magnanimity. We are so impressed and proud of you that we will like to humbly say a resounding Thank you'.

To further show the depth of their gratitude the Bonny lawmaker was presented with an estimable plaque and was decorated with Bonny women's highest honour which included presentation of a befitting Bonny traditional regalia replica of a royalty by the Bonny Women Patriotic Movement president.

In his remark, Hon Aye Atamah Pepple said the project was a wake-up call to intervene on the old dilapidated structure of Bonny women's hall especially the state of the marshy and flooded environment.

According to him, 'the new women's hall was conceived to give our mothers and sisters of Bonny kingdom a befitting meeting point to converge and take care of serious issues as it concerns the Island. He explained that it was another way to give Bonny community a facelift and positively change the ambiance of the skyline to something more acceptable.

He commended the governor of the state, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for initiating constituency projects across the 23 local government areas of the state, describing him as a proactive leader imbued with vision. Hear him: 'Please if any of you happen to come across the governor tell him I said he is a man, courageous and has the plight of the masses at heart', he said.

Speaking on his Direct Economic Empowerment Programme (DEEP) he said DEEP has nothing to do with constituency projects. According to him it is a concept he created to God and humanity without any preference or interest but deeply rooted in kindness, compassion and love, and that is why today we are giving out 20 freezers, gluts of welding machine, a boat with an outboard engine among others to empower our people', he was quoted as saying.

Hon. Aye Atamah Pepple is said to have effectively taken up the challenges and responsibilities of contributing substantially to the socio-economic and physical development of Bonny and well meaning Bonny people has continued to express confidence in his sterling representative qualities even as he is well respected by the people for his sincere understanding of the challenges and peculiar problems of developing the difficult terrain of Bonny and its communities.

The event also witnessed galore of commendation including from the Rivers state commissioner of transport, Hon. George Tolofari who commended the project saying, this is what the Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi leadership promotes. He said the project was achieved as a result of the peace and cohesion among political elites of APC in Bonny.

Though he said as a member of the house they never had this opportunity, he said the Governors legislative background was instrumental to his decision to yearly make provision for constituency projects in the various LGA's hence Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi must be commended. Dignitaries at the event includes Bonny CTC chairman, Adonye Wilcox, immediate past chairman, Hon. Edward Pepple, former Rivers state Finance commissioner, I.T Williams among others.

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