GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA BEGINS THE EMPOWERMENT OF TEN THOUSAND WOMEN


The IMO state governor , His excellency governor Rochas okorocha in his infinite mercy has remembered the less privileged and suffering women in IMO state  as he hosted them in the states capital today .


the governor has been know with his never ending love towards children and women , not only within his state but to several others from other states and country , he single handedly adopted several children even before he became governor and has been taking care of their fees and other vital needs , which he has extended to the state as a governor , making the state free education state to all academic level

the empowerment of the imo women today at the international convention center , owerri
According to a press release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Sam Onwuemeodo ,
Governor Rochas Okorocha’s empowerment programme for Women in the State has begun with the initial three thousand, five hundred women being issued Cheques on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri out of the ten thousand women slated to benefit from the programme.
Handing over some of the women beneficiaries their Cheques, Governor Okorocha said the women empowerment programme was one of his election promises, adding that he was happy that he has been able to keep to the election promises made to the people of the State. The three thousand, five hundred women involved in the first batch of the empowerment programme were selected ten women from each of the three hundred and five wards, while the rest of the women were chosen following other considerations, and each of the women would have one hundred thousand naira. The governor said “Today we have come to further drive away poverty in Imo State by empowering 10,000 women in a whole and 3,500 in this first phase. 10 women per ward will be getting 100,000 each which is meant for business and will be returned after a while. Those who returned their loan will be given double of the initial money. It is my responsibility to provide for Imo people who surrendered their right of vote to me as their governor. This is what I am dramatizing today”. He continued, “This is not the first time we are embarking on empowerment programme, we donated 500 million to the Niger Delta Women and Youths as part of our empowerment programme not long ago amongst other empowerments”. “One of the greatest empowerment I have offered to Imo people is the free education which has enabled our women save money which would have been used for School fees. I have said this to Imo people, you are aware that the song going on in the country is the music of recession, but I have refused to sing this song of recession and I have continued to say that there is no recession in Imo State, the song of poverty shall never be sang in Imo State. Hence, you are seeing work going on around the State day and night and we are equally embarking on empowerments when other States are crying of lack of funds”, he added. He pointed out that traditional rulers will serve as guarantors to the women to ensure that the right people get the loan and he also encouraged the women to make good use of the money as the fund, if put into good use can change their lives for good”. The governor’s wife Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha prayed that loan will turn thousands of women into full time entrepreneurs in the years to come while most of the women who benefited from the empowerment will in the nearest future turn into women who will reposition the state to greater height. She thanked the governor for putting smiles on the faces of Imo women whom she said will never abandon the rescue mission government.



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