At least 646 indigent women across the 27 local government areas of Imo state have been selected for empowerment by the wife of the state governor, Lady Ebere Ihedioha during the fourth coming 2019 women August Meeting in the state.
Lady Ihedioha, briefing newsmen in Owerri on programmes lined up for the ceremony which has the theme “empowering women in the Re-Build Imo Project” said that it would equally entail empowering men and youths who were in dire need of urgent assistance through the provision of skill acquisition equipment and tools for self-economic reliance.
The meeting which is expected to be attended by women from the 305 wards according to her would kick – off in Orlu and Orsu council areas on Friday August 16, 2019 and terminate in the Ohaji/Egbema council area by September ending.
The Imo first lady who spoke through the Chairperson of the Owerri West Council Area, Barrister Adaora Ekenna assured that she was poised to put smiles on the faces of indigent women and children in the state through the application of result – oriented programmes that would make a positive difference in their lives.
She further assured that the empowerment programme had been packaged in a manner devoid of political or religious colouration, stressing that the targeted beneficiaries had been chosen on merit.
Among features slated for the event according to her are march past by the women, food exhibition cultural dances and raffle draws.