PHIL OKOSE Onitsha
At least 250 persons were weekend empowered on water resources management by the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District in the senate, Senator Princess Stella Oduah.
The empowerment training was conducted by the Anambra/Imo River Basin Development Authority, in collaboration with CEE-Five Business service Ltd, for seven local Government Areas that make up the zone.
Earlier in his speech, the campaign Director of Senator Stella Oduah, hinted that training was part of the Senator’s humane characteristics towards reaching out to the people by empowering her constituents even when there is no election to term it lobbing for votes.
He said the Senator has fulfilled most of her campaign promises and urged the people to appreciate her kind gesture.
In his remarks the coordinator of the campaign programme, Comrade Ikenna Uyanneh, Personal Assistant to the Senator and Hon Samuel Iwuchukwu, former PDP secretary, Onitsha North, said that the training was facilitated and supported by Senator Princess Stella Oduah in line with creating opportunity for the people in the area to take advantage of the endowed water resources within the senatorial district to tap its potentials and explore same in a bid to providing job opportunities through the water resources.
In their various remarks, the trainers, Engr Ifeanyi Ikeh, guest speaker and his counterpart, Engr Ebere Ononiwu of Imo River Basin Authority respectively emphasised the need for water management in integrating solutions for accurate and enhanced water resources in management decisions, safety consulting and to understand hazards and risks associated with water.
The trainers advised the trainees to reach out to their people via sensitization and enlightenment exercise on water resources management to avoid havoc and dangers associated with poor water resources management.
They cautioned on the dangers of erecting buildings and other structures in water ways.
The beneficiaries were honoured with certificate of participation and some undisclosed amount of money, courtesy of the senator.
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