The wife of the Anambra State governor Chief (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano has distributed various items of economic empowerment meant for widows in the 189 communities of Anambra and restated her commitment to promoting the welfare of families through her pet project Caring Family Empowerment Initiative (CAFÉ). The items include 200 hair dryers, 200 sewing machines, 500bags of salt, 150cattons of soap, 500 bags of rice, 10 bundles of wrappers, 200 bags containing bundles of treated mosquito net, 750 milling machines amongst others.
Chief (Mrs) Obiano told the widows who converged at the governors’ Lodge Amawbia for the distribution, that the items were part of the donations from Her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Dame Faka Jonathan during her recent visit to the State on October 4, 2014 for the South East Widows Empowerment programme. She extolled the virtues of Dame Patience Jonathan in caring for the needy, and noted that such initiatives complement CAFÉ’s role in providing succor to the indigent and down trodden in the society.
According to Chief (Mrs) Obiano “CAFÉ is committed to supporting the welfare programmes of Chief Willie Obiano administration which promotes strong and healthy families through assisting and supporting vulnerable groups amongst Ndi Anambra to feel the impact of government and eventually contribute to the socio-economic development of the state.”
Mrs. Obiano assured the widows that the items are not exhaustive but are being distributed in line with CAFÉ’s phasing of the provisions and support to them to make sure that the empowerment materials eventually get round to others who could not benefit now. The donations carefully spread with every community encouraged to send a coordinator and three widows to collect their share and take back home for distribution.