Job Creation: Delta Presents Starter Packs To 50 PLWD

AS part of efforts by the Delta State Government to ensure
that every stratum of individuals in the state, particularly
the economically weak and unemployed people were capture in its empowerment programmes, no fewer than 50 persons living with disabilities ( PLWD ) were equipped with starter packs.
The exercise held Monday in Asaba, the state capital was in continuation of its empowerment programmes for trainees under its Skills Training Entrepreneurship
Programme ( STEP ) and the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme ( YAGEP ).
Speaking during the brief ceremony,
the state Governor, Senator
Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said that his administration is irrevocably committed
to the welfare of Deltans, particularly the economically weak individuals, stressing that people living with disabilities ( PLWD) are indeed dear to his heart.
The Governor who spoke through the Chief Job creation officer
of the state, Prof. Eric Eboh said, “ With this empowerment exercise here today, we are very fulfilled and proud to note that everybody is included in the STEP and YAGEP exercises in the state.
“This is part of our effort to sure that everybody is included and captured in our ‘Prosperity For All Deltans “ initiative. Therefore, I want to encourage you to ensure that you make maximum use iv this empowerment packages as it will go along way in alleviating your sufferings” Okowa stressed.
On her part, the state Commissioner
for Women Affairs, Social and Community Development, Revd. Mrs. Omatsola Williams, while thanking the state Governor for extending the empowerment programmes to PLWD, noted that the gesture was truly testimonial to the fact that the Governor is irrevocably committed to the welfare of the entire Deltans.
The Commissioner, therefore, charged the beneficiaries of the programme
to justify the huge investment
by the state government in that particular direction by channelling the equipment into proper use just as she explained that determination of the beneficiaries towards the three months learning programme was a clear indication
that there is actually ability in disabilities.
Our correspondent reports that the beneficiaries cut across four enterprises
which included, Hair dressing, baring, shoe making and aluminium construction just as 23 of them were trained as YAGEPreneurs and 27 as STEPreneurs.