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International women’s day celebration: Group tasks Niger Delta women on productive ventures

International women’s day celebration: Group tasks Niger Delta women on productive ventures

As the World celebrates the International Day for Women, Niger Delta women have been tasked on possible ways to be skillful to support their families. The call was made at the end of a two-day training programme on different skills acquisition to help support their livelihood.

The Executive Director of Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre gave the challenge in her remarks to mark the International Women’s Day Celebration in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.

She urged the women to use the yearly celebration to engage themselves in positive ventures such as skills acquisition and meaningful ideas that will propel them to higher ground, saying that if they engage in skills acquisition it will make them to be productive in society.

The Executive Director explained that due to lack of financial empowerment more women became vulnerable and got sidelined, noting that with good skills women can reduce financial burdens in their homes.

She called on the women to use the International Women’s Day to seek for collaboration with other stakeholders in the society to achieve their desire, while expressing the hope that with time, the local women can stand up and be recognised and celebrated as many women have contributed to nation building in many sectors such as health, agriculture, among others.

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She however, regretted that in politics the percentage of women’s participation was still very low apart from in voting, urging them to correct the abnormalities.

Precious Ebegbura, one of the women from Erema community in Ogba/Egbema Local government Area of Rivers State, said that she was trained on soap making, detergent and liquid soap, among others and that she can now fund her daily needs and upkeep.
She also thanked the organisers of the programme.

On the issue of land ownership by community women, she expressed joy that through the knowledge from the training she can acquire land through buying, leasing by legal means, especially registration with Certificate of Occupancy, C of O.

In an interview with journalists shortly after the programme, Anastasia Amanikpo from Borobara community in Tai Local government said that the training have empowered her to be economically bold to support her household through skills she learnt from the programme.

She promised to use the training to help other local women in the area for growth and development. Amanikpo tasked community leaders to take advantage of the existing law in Rivers State on sharing of wealth with female children as an opportunity to change

Caroline Ginawa from Korokoro community commended Kebtkache Women Development and Resource Centre for the skills training for women. In the same vein, Precious Goodluck said that the International Women’s Day was a day for women to come together to celebrate their achievements and reflect on possible improvement.

The International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the Women’s right movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, representative rights, fight against abuse of women in the society, among others.