Saturday, 20 August 2016

Mrs. Obiano Commissions Toilet for Market Women, Borehole; Decries Extortion by Touts

 Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano supported by Igwe of Nteje, HRH Rowland Odegbo, Former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih, and Member Representing Dunukofia in Anmbra State House of Assembly, Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu, Anambra State APGA Women Leader, Mrs.  Chinyere Ibenta and others while cutting the tapes to Commission CAFÉ Market toilet at Afor Igwe Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area.
 
 
By emeka ozumba

The wife of the governor of Anambra State,Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano Thursday commissioned  a modern toilet at Afor Igwe market Umudioka Local Area and a Water Borehole project at Amatutu, Villages Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area, and condemned the reported incidence of touts who extort money from hapless market women in contravention of the state revenue collection procedure and laws.

 

 
(L-R): Toilet for Rural Market: Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano supported by Former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih, and Member Representing Dunukofia in Anmbra State House of Assembly, Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu, as she unveils the plaque to Commission CAFÉ Market toilet at Afor Igwe Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area.

 

At Afor Igwe, the wife of the governor stated that the Market toilet project promotes hygiene and healthy environment in rural markets; and at Agulu, she said that the borehole which is supplying portable water to assist rural women were built by her NGO, Caring family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) as a humanitarian gesture to ndi Anambra and in support of the state government.

(L-R): Toilet built at Afor Igwe Market Umudioka with sections for Women and men by Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano.

 

 

Mrs. Obiano told the market women at Umudioka that governor Obiano was worried by the unsavory activities of the sponsored touts who are bent on undermining the genuine intentions of the governor and warned mothers to restrain their sons from being used for such nefarious activities.

 

Said she: “CAFE is building the toilets in rural markets across the state to serve you, promote cleanliness and your dignity. I also want to assure you that the governor has noted the activities of touts who masquerade as government officials to extort money from you. Government has a legal way of revenue collection, just ensure that your sons are not part of the fraudsters because the government is ready to arrest and prosecute them.”

Cross-section of market women during the Commissioning of CAFÉ Market toilet at Afor Igwe Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area.
 

 

 

The governor’s wife assured the women that despite dwindling resources, Obiano is committed to the development of Anambra and does not discriminate between political parties, hence he is creating the enabling environment for investment to attract our sons who are developing other parts of Nigeria to come home and develop our state. She called on the women to register with CAFÉ to be trained in skills that will empower them to be productive. She also urged them to make use of rehabilitated primary health centers so as to minimize children and maternal mortality rate, warning against self-medication to avoid complications.

 

Also speaking at the occasion, the former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih, said that she came to witness the beautiful things the governor’s wife is doing in support of Anambra women.  She equally expressed satisfaction with the performance of governor Obiano whom she described as “the working governor.”

(L-R): Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano applauded by a market woman when she went shopping before the Commissioning of CAFÉ Market toilet at Afor Igwe Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area.

 

 

According Iyom Anenih, “this is not about political party.  I am a member of PDP but I must say that when we see what is good for our people we should support it and it is clear to all that Obiano is doing well for our people and his wife is also ensuring that the women are not forgotten.

 

Welcoming Mrs. Obiano at the Commissioning events, Member Representing Dunukofia at Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Lawrence Ezeudu commended the wife of the governor for the good initiative of the market toilet and the governor for transforming Anambra in many ways.


(L-R): CAFÉ Water Borehole: Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano supported by Former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih, and Member Representing Agulu in Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Azubuike Okoye as she cuts the tape to Commission the project at Agulu Anaocha Local Government Area.

 

 

 Also his counterpart representing Anaocha 1 Constituency Hon Azubike Okoye expressed joy for the borehole provided by the governor's wife in addition to a house she built for a widow in the village and assured that their people are happy and with her and the governor.

 
Water Borehole built at Amatutu Village Agulu by Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano.
 

Also in their vote of thanks, the President General of Umudioka women, Mrs. Akwuaka in Afor Igwe, and Mrs. Ngozi Obi at Agulu thanked Mrs. Obaino and her husband for leading Anambra with the fear of God and caring for all.

 They separately expressed optimism that the governor would be returned for a second term in office to continue the good work he is dong for ndi Anambra and assured that they would mobilize the women to give him total support.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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