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Mrs Obiano Unfolds Plan for Anambra Women, Unveils Pet Project

By James Eze

Wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief Mrs Ebele Obiano has unfolded her plan to uplift the lives of women, children and the underprivileged in Anambra State.

Speaking at the formal presentation of the corporate symbol of her pet project known as the Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) at the Women Development Centre, Awka at the weekend, Chief Mrs Obiano explained that CAFÉ was a well-articulated response to the outcry of the forgotten members of the society whose well-being is just as important as the well-being of the leaders of the society.

According to her, CAFÉ is a bold initiative that seeks to wipe the tears off the eyes of underprivileged children, widows and young women who are not adequately equipped to fend for themselves and restore hope to the society's hopeless.

Revealing the recent exploits of the initiative, Chief Mrs Obiano recalled the rescue of two abandoned babies and the resuscitation of the Children-in-need facility at Isulo in Orumba Local Government area where she had just commissioned a portable water project among several other interventionist efforts.

The First Lady also explained that the Initiative has developed a full template for women economic empowerment and children's welfare programmes and was ready to partner with national and international organizations to ensure a smooth and steady implementation of life-changing programmes.

She also explained that adequate arrangement had been made to ensure that many women from all the local government areas of the State enrolled in the agricultural vocational training programme that the Initiative was planning and enjoined all women to register with cooperative societies in order to gain access to government empowerment programmes.

In his own remarks at the occasion, the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obianio declared his commitment to gender sensitivity and announced his plans to open the political space for the womenfolk in Anambra State by ensuring that his administration gives women stronger voice and presence in the society.

According to him, his administration has made a bold attempt to give women a fair share of political appointments in order to encourage them to participate more actively in governance and decision-making process.

The governor further assured his administration would also assist Anambra women to attend national and international programmes that would expose them to modern realities that would enable them to contribute more to nation-building and attain their full potentials.

Also speaking, a political stalwart, Mrs Maria Ejielo commended the first lady for her efforts to uplift the lives of the under-privileged.

Mrs Ejielo further noted that the Obiano administration had within a short time achieved commendable results that touched the lives of the people.