Mrs. Obiano Commends The Industry Of Women

By Emeka Ozumba
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The wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has commended women for their industry and commitment to the family and societal development in time of economic adversity. Mrs. Obiano made this known in a statement to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2016 in Awka Anambra state.

Mrs. Obiano said that she considers the theme of 2016 International Women Day which is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,” appropriate in helping everyone appreciate the roles and contributions of women to socio-political developments at global, multinational and national levels. Indeed, it is heartwarming to note how it aligns with the activities of my NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative, (CAFÉ), and the value we add to the lives of women in our society.‎"

She outlined some projects of CAFÉ which provides succor and empowerment to indigent women and widows. Such as the Housing for indigent widows in each Senatorial zone, the building of Toilets in rural Markets across Anambra, as well as Skills Acquisition and empowerment training for over 600 women, Tailoring and Fashion design, Soap making, Bakery and Confectionery, Hair dressing and Beauty Therapy, and Interior Decoration amongst other programmes.

The wife of the governor expressed happiness at the status of Anambra as one of the states ahead of others in recognition and appointment of women to positions of authority. According to Mrs. Obiano, “We have witnessed increased women participation, visibility and involvement in politics and governance. Most people can attest to the clear demonstration of that support and confidence by our able and committed governor, to the promotion of the course of women with the appointment of many at all levels of his government.”

She equally thanked the governor for his unrelenting support in issues concerning women in Anambra State, and the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development for their collaboration in giving women a voice in the scheme of development in Anambra State.

The United Nations observance of International Women Day 2016 reflects on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.