By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA — The wife of the Governor of Abia State, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, has commissioned new market stalls and a borehole she built for women of Amaise Ukpakiri in Obingwa Local Government Area and called on the people to key into Governor Ikpeazu’s vision of being productive.
Mrs. Ikpeazu who handed over the market as part of events marking the 2017 August meeting of the women of Ukpakiri, urged the women to focus their energy on carrying out complimentary projects that would help their community.
She pledged to embark on more infrastructural projects in other communities across the state so that the presence of government will be felt.
According to her, the market and borehole would help the rural women display their local wares and promote trade in the area. She advised that the women’s August meeting should shift from being an annual jamboree to becoming a focused period for discussions and implementation of development projects.
In her remarks, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs. Nnenna Chikezie, encouraged the women of Ukpakiri to develop skills that will make them relevant and professional and advised them to also take advantage of the health lectures they received during the meeting.