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Group Moves To Empower Women

Posted: Jun 23, 2015 at 12:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Anolu Vincent  / Owerri


A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Quintessential Business Women Association, (QBWA) has initiated measures to strengthen women empowerment and economic self reliance in the country.

The National Vice President of the association Rev. Mrs Janet Eyo who disclosed this at a one day Imo State Women Empowerment programme organised by the Association said that the nation’s apex bank-the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has so far released the sum of N2.5billion out of which N2.4bilion had been disbursed to achieve the aim.

Established in 2012 by the Global President Mrs Shimite Katung with a mission to empower 50 corporative societies in the 774 local government areas across the country through the issuance of soft revolving loans, Rev Mrs Eyo said that the package was borne with all sincerity of purpose to assist the women folk to reduce their dependence on their husbands and relations for survival.

According to her, a total of 90 groups are expected to benefit from the largesse in Imo State while the beneficiaries are required to ensure that the benefits of the programme trickle down to women at the grassroots to enhance their standards of living.

While urging the beneficiaries of the package to ensure proper and judicious use of the funds, and to repay on time in order to enable others to equally benefit from it, Rev. Eyo thanked the management of the Fame Micro Finance Bank Ltd for making available the sum of N1.5m as flag off fund for the benefits in Imo.