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Delta Government Set to Empower Middle-Aged Women through Skill Acquisition




By Emeka Akataobi

The Delta State Government has approved the 2022  women empowerment program for Women within the age bracket of 30 -50 years.

The State Commissioner for Information Mr Charles Aniagwu disclosed this to journalists after the State Executive Council Meeting,at Asaba.

Aniagwu said that the State Ministry of Women Affairs has been designated to train as well as equip the beneficiaries of the program.

He added that the cost implication of the program is three hundred and eight million naira for three hundred and twenty five women in the state.

The commissioner said that Exco also examined a high power report of an environmental sanitation committee and agreed on the need to have a state environmental sanitation task force that will be saddled with the responsibility of keeping the environment clean.

Continuing, he said that approval was also given to harmonize, amend or regulate existing environmental laws where necessary.

“Another recommendation in that report is the need for us to continue to plant trees particularly along our different roads so that it can beautify the environment and add value to our ecosystem”.

According to him, approval was given for the construction of Obidinma Okonne street, Vomokel Owhumi street measuring 775 meters road at the cost of three hundred and seventy seven million naira.

The council also made an upward review and increase in the scope of work of Ughelli Asaba road with an initial cost of twenty billion naira to twenty three billion naira.

He revealed that an upward review for the contract sum for the Esama internal road in Bomadi local government areas which is 620 meters length got an upward review sum of three hundred and fifty four million naira to four hundred and eighty point five million.

The council also approved the flood control measures in Sakpoba water board road in Oghara Ethiope West Local Government Area.

“It is an ongoing project, that got an upward review from four hundred and ninety four million to six hundred and sixty seven million naira to enable them control the effect of erosion in that area”.He said.

His words “after the rainy season, comes the dry season which we will take advantage of, now we are approving them by August, the approvals would have gone through the tenders board and other processes that are required for the purpose of meeting up with the demands of transparency”.

“It becomes clearer that latest by September, the contracts would be awarded so that contractors can easily mobilize to site and commence work, so it won’t be so much of a challenge for the next administration to begin the completion of a number of these projects”.

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