August meeting creates a stronger synergy with the government in upholding, restoring and preserving the dignity of women.
The wife of Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs. Rachel Umahi stated this while inaugurating the 2019 August meeting for the South Zone at Obiozara, the headquarters of Ohaozara local government council.
August meeting provides an opportunity for women to discuss issues affecting womanhood and proffer solutions to them.
Mrs. Umahi also advised them to go to farms in groups to avoid security threats like kidnapping and rape.
She encouraged them to exhibit good characters in their various environments as the security of any family depends on woman.
The Chairman, Ohaozara local government council, Princess Nkechinyere Iyioku while eulogizing the wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Rachel Umahi, called on Ebonyi South women to extend the messages off the August meeting to the rural dwellers for a better society.
The chairman of the occasion, Mrs. Catherine Ogbu appreciated Mrs Umahi for her efforts in improving and providing for the indigent ones in the state.
Mrs Ogbu also advised women to lay good foundation for their children to reduce incessant cases of violence in the society.
Some of the stakeholders including Mrs. Queen Agwu, Dorathy Obasi, Onyinyechi Ali Odefa and Patricia Anyim promised to extend the gains of this year’s august meeting to their various group meetings.
There were lectures on the effect of insecurity on Women and children, health implications of insecurity and the importance of domesticating violence against persons prohibition law.
Highpoints of the event were the presentation of sewing machines and food items to indigent women in Ebonyi South.