The wife of the governor of Anambra state Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has commended the hard working women of Anambra state whose dedication and industry she believes contributes to the welfare and sustenance of their families. Mrs. Obiano stated this while speaking in Awka Sunday on the occasion of the 2015 International Women Day.
Mrs. Obiano who is the founder of the Caring Family Enhancement initiative (CAFÉ), a non-profit, non-partisan pet project which has the mandate to care for the less privileged and reduce women-child vulnerability while maintaining the dignity of the physically challenged people among other programmes. She said that she had observed a high level of commitment and dignity in labour among
Anambra women-folks in the last ten months of interaction and collaboration with some women groups in the course of trying to create sustainable empowerment programmes for them in communities across the state.
Mrs. Obiano assured the women that there are bright prospects and better days ahead for Anambra women. According to her “I will continue to be your voice and fight for your rights and benefits within the context of the growth and prosperity of the whole state. I will continue to provide empowerment, skills acquisition and vocational training to those of you who are willing and also make a case for the
employment of your sons and daughters in other to lessen your burden.”
To ensure sustainable empowerment of women (notably widows) and the less privileged. She explained that CAFÉ equally undertakes health outreach and provides support to widows who are victims of violence and abuse while appealing for the support of stakeholders for CAFÉ initiatives, and individual contributions to impact lives of women
She further disclosed that CAFÉ will in a few weeks’ time carry out another round of empowerment initiatives to support women and girls to be meaningfully engaged and productive. The programme she explained is part of her activities in the sidelines in support of her husband the governor of Anambra State towards promoting healthy families. On the other hand she said that governor Willie Obiano remains a gender sensitive governor who is committed to the welfare of women at all