Group empowers Edo women, advises on illegal migration
AGROUP, Edo Women Development Initiative (EWDI), has called on mothers and leaders to meaningfully engage their female children in productive ventures to curb human trafficking. Chairman of the group, Dr. (Mrs.) Rosaline Okosun said this when the group gave soft loans of N10,000 to N20,000 to St Saviour’s Women Cooperative Society under its micro-credit loan to 35 beneficiaries.
Represented by the treasurer of the association, Stella Ojeme, Okosun said the beneficiaries were trained for three months and the loan would be repayable after three months of moratorium with a repayment duration of six months at five per cent interest rate.
Speaking on illegal migra- tion, she said EWDI have been partnering with the Task Force on Human Trafficking to curb the trend. “We have had three groups of returnees and counselled them that they could remain in this country and prosper.
We told them they didn’t have to go outside the country and we are supporting the state government’s initiative with training. Chairman of the cooperative society, Sunday Uhunmwangho, thanked the group for the gesture, and promised women would judiciously use the loan.
DEACONESS Atim David Joshua Etuk , mother of Ubong David Etuk, onetime Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Project in Akwa Ibom State, who died recently at the age of 70, will be buried on Wednesday December 6, after a funeral service to be conducted by Qua Iboe Church , Obontong, Nsit Ibom Local Council of Akwa Ibom State at 10.00a.m. She is survived by her husband, Chief David Joshua Etuk and children.
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