THIS past weekend witnessed the Phase II State Tour of Virtuous Widows Association to Delta State Communities in Ndokwa West and Ukwuani LGAs. These communities included Ogume, Abbi, Umuaja and Kwale.
At Ogume, women defied the heavy rainfall to be part of this great association. While speaking, the founder and president of the association, Ifeyinwa Egbosiuba, said that the association was nonpolitical but seeks to uphold the rights of widowhood through awareness and sensitization programs through advocacy and empowerment initiatives towards enhancing the welfare of widows.
During the event, she announced the appointment of Caroline Anoka of Ogume as the South South Zonal Coordinator and Rita Okonye as the South South Zonal Secretary. She thanked them for their selflessness and dedication to work and encouraged them to do more in reaching out to more widows who are in serious need for assistance.
During the events, great number of women where gifted with wrappers and souvenirs. The women showered prayers on the president and members of her national team.
High point of the event was the visit to the Fish Farm and Oil Mill established by the South South Zonal Coordinator by the National Team located at Ogume. While on the facility tour, the president, Mrs Egbosiuba, was greatly impressed and appreciated her efforts, saying that this goes to show that widows can be self-reliant and also be an employer of labor rather than waiting for handouts.
Over 1000 new members were registered during the tour.
Amongst the visiting national team were the Anambra State Coordinator, Mrs Uche Ubaka, Mrs. Rita Okonye and the Media National Coordinator, Comrade Obi Ibegbunam.