Member representing Ezeagu State Constituency in Enugu State House of Assembly, Chima Obieze has flagged off his empowerment initiative tagged “Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Youth Empowerment Programme” at Olo wards 1 and 2 of Ezeagu Local Government Area.
The empowerment programme is aimed at ameliorating the sufferings of the people of Ezeagu and also a way of giving back to his constituents that have shown him immeasurable support.
While flagging off the programme, the lawmaker said over 100 persons across party lines in the 20 wards of the constituency will be empowered.
According to him, the empowerment programme is to help those that have been trained to start their businesses and help others boost their existing businesses.
“I believe in the holistic development of my people as that’s the only way I can tell myself that I have served”.
“I’m not embarking on training of new people because the people previously trained either by individuals or those that trained themselves are yet to kick off and some that has kicked off still needs help, hence why we are empowering them today by giving them specifically what they require based on the committee report submitted to my office”.
Obieze who is the House Committee Chairman on Agriculture said the programme is in line with the overall objective of the Governor of Enugu State and his core belief in lifting the people out of poverty thus the name “GOV. UWGUANYI YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME”.
Handing over the various items to the beneficiaries, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Joe Udedi, SSA to the Deputy Senate President, Ugochukwu Obueze, SA to the Governor on Youths, Comr. Jude Nnamene, SA to the Governor on Students affairs, Comr. Chidi Ilogebe, The Administrator, Ezeagu West Development Council, charged the beneficiaries to put the items handed over to them to a judicious use in other to eradicate poverty in their immediate environment and become employers of labour in the nearest future.
The excited beneficiaries thanked Chima Obieze for coming to their aid through the empowerment programme and assured that the items will be put to judicious use.
Some of the beneficiaries include Udegbunam Nathaniel from Ogulogu Olo who is a barber received an industrial hair clipper and a power generator, Anthonia Chinaza from Ezama Olo, a hair dresser and was empowered with all equipments she needed for her hairdressing saloon, Ikefuje Chieloka from Umuene Umuakwuke Amandim Olo; a welder was empowered with a welding filing machine while Chinedu Enuwa from Amagu Umulokpa who is an ALMACO expert got Almaco filing machine just as Nosike Ikenna from Imezi Olo; motor mechanic was given all the necessary tools he needs to kick off his trade.