Ekiti State governor’s wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has launched the ‘Obirin Kete Empowerment Programme’ aimed at empowering and building capacity of Ekiti women.
The programme is in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ekiti State office.
Erelu Fayemi said the vision of the Obirin Kete Women Empowerment Programme is a future in which Ekiti women are prosperous, empowered, and productively engaged.
“The women empowerment teams in all the local governments will support my efforts (and those of the government) with monitoring, timely information dissemination and advocacy on areas such as economic empowerment through Obirin Kete Ward Cooperatives, monitoring the impact of government policies on women and Support for Gender Based Violence Committees at LGA level.
“Other areas include support for Keep Girls in School Initiative, advocacy against female genital mutilation, access to primary health care at community level, access to agricultural opportunities, HIV/AIDS awareness, COVID-19 awareness amongst women, care for the elderly programmes and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programmes (WASH),” she said.
The governor’s wife explained that the Obirin Kete Women Empowerment Programme will form the Obirin Kete Cooperatives, two in each ward, which means there will be a total of 354 cooperatives to start with.