Ministry of Social Welfare, Children & Women Affairs
01.Achievements of Governor Obiano’s Administration in Anambra State through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Children and Women Affairs
- Established two new Rehabilitation Centres at Aguleri and Oba.
- Provision of Rehabilitation Centres for the mentally sick at Nteje
- Provision of Bore-hole and New Class Rooms for School of Disabled/Blind at Basden Memorial, Isulo.
- Provision of Wheel-chairs, Computers, Generating-sets, Grinding Machines, and Walking Canes etc to those living with disability during the International disabled-day.
- Provision of artificial Legs, Hands and Limbs, (CAFÉ).
- Empowerment of Anambra Women during the Mother’s Summit 2014 and 2015.
- Renaming of the Women Development Centre to Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre.
- Construction of Amfi-theather at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre.
- Provision of La-Café Guesthouse.
- Provision of Recreational equipments for the elderly in Anambra State.
- August tour with Her Excellency 2014 empowered children, widows and disabled persons.
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02.Catholic women commends Gov. Obiano on his care for the mentally ill.
The director catholic women organization, Mrs Appolonia Chukwuma has applauded Governor Willie Obiano on his gaint stride and care givento the mentally sick persons in Anambra state.
Mrs Chukwuma made the commendation during her visit with the Catholic Women Organization, Agulu denary to the Ministry of Social Welfare Children and Women Affairs ‘s mental and rehabilitation home,Nteje .She remarked “that since the creation of Anambra State that it is only Governor Obiano that has passion to care for our brothers and sisters who are suffering from one mental problem or the other.”
Lady Theresa Aguluka, the organiser Agulu denary also commended Governor Obiano not only for his care for the mentally ill but also on the massive development of the rural communities through the commuinty choose your project program.
The women presented various food items like bags of rice,beans,yams, cloths,fruits,malts etc to the rehabilitation home.
The commissioner for social welfare children and women affairs, Dr Mrs Victoria Chikwelu, thanked the director and the organizer for making out their time to visit the mental and rehabilitation home,Nteje. She told the women that the wife of the Governor, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano’s NGO (CAFE) has been contributing a lot towards the upkeep of the inmates of the home.
03. INNOMA,UKWALLA AND OROMA ETITI GET SKILL AQUISITION CENTERS.
By Aniedozie Onyebuchi Kennedy
The wife of the Governor of Anambra State,Her Excellency,Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano has commissioned the skill acquisition center in Innoma, Ukwalla and Oroma Etiti during her visit to Anambra west local government area.
In her speech, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano said that the skill centers will bring development and job creation to the rural areas so that youths will be engaged in different skills, ranging from tailoring,computer,catering, beadmaking,hair dressing,vulcanizing etc, stressing that after their training they would be empowered to start on their own.
The commissioner for social welfare, children and women affairs,Dr Mrs Victoria Chikwelu,commended the wife of the Governor,Chief mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano for being youth and women friendly. “Not only that she is taking care of the mentally ill at Nteje through her Ngo (CAFE ) she has directed that other skill aquisition centers should be created at Anaku in Ayamelem Local government area,and also at Enugu otu, Aguleri , mkpunando in Anambra east.As l am talking with you now those skill centers have started operation in these areas, ” Dr. Chikwelu noted.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of sewing machines, soap making equipment, vulcanizing machines, computers, printers, photocopiers, dryers, oven, gas cooker, kitchen utensils, popcorn oven and generating set to the skill centres.
04. Anambra Physically Challenged Sets to Get Appointment.
05. NDI ANAMBRA LAUDSCHIEF MRS. OBIANO FOR SUPPORTING THE LESS PRIVILEGED
By Osegbo Jonas/ Obikwelu Amara/ Akueche Cordelia.
Citizens of the state had continued to commend the wife of the state Governor Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano for using her family enhancement initiative (CAFE) to uplift the living standards of the people.
In a statement in Awka, one of the beneficiaries of the programme Miss Collins Precious Ada from Nibo thanked chief Mrs Obiano for giving her the opportunity to undergo training in confectionery, stressing that the modern Oven giving to her has repositioned her business.
Another beneficiary who received bead making materials, Mrs. Chidimma Okafor from Agulu said that she learnt a lot during the one month training, stressing that she is now self employed.
She enjoined citizens of the state to continue to support chief Mrs. Obiano in her efforts to improving the living standards of the people.
Also contributing, the special Adviser to the Governor on youth empowerment and mobilization for control of HIV/AIDS Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim thanked the Governors wife for her efforts in reducing the rate of unemployment in the state through the empowerment programme.
It will be recalled that the wife of the state Governor, chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano recently empowered over two hundred and ten less privileged people from various parts of the state to enable them fend for themselves.
06. OBIANO APPROVES SECOND PHASE OF EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY
By Okoli Ogechukwu
The governor of Anambra state, His excellency, Chief Willie Obiano has approved the employment of persons living with disability for the second time into the Anambra state civil service.
Making this known to the press the Chairman Civil Service Commission, Barr. Mrs Ngozi Melifonwu stated that this second phase of employment for the physically challenged is to ensure fair play amongst them. She said that the ongoing recruitment exercise is to include those with Higher diploma certificate (HND), National diploma certificate (OND), West Africa examination council (WAEC) certificate. She further expressed the State government’s readiness to make better the lives of Ndi Anambra especially those living with disability.
In expressing their happiness one of the persons living with disability, Mr Ezeamaechi Mathew said that they are most grateful to the Governor of Anambra State for this great benevolence and pledged their support for him in the upcoming election. He also noted that the governor is now a reference point as other states in the federation have started to carry along persons living with disability. It could be recalled that His excellence had approved in January the employment of persons living with disability who have degree and over seventy of them were employed in the state. And now he has extended it to others who posses other qualifications.