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PROWA inaugurates 16 shops to empower members


ENUGU – The national chairperson, Prisons Officers’ Wives Association (PROWA), Mrs Lizzy Ekpendu, has inaugurated 16 shops in Oji-River, Enugu State, constructed by the body to empower its members.
Ekpendu said that the project was facilitated by the Managing Director, Pipeline West African Limited, Mr. Uju Nolue who had been assisting the association in its activities.
She described the association as a non- governmental organization formed to promote unity, love and understanding among the prisons officer’s wives.
The PROWA president said that they also engage in charitable and humanitarian programmes.
The chairperson regretted the poor attitude being exhibited by some members towards the growth of the association.
“Some officers’ wives do not attend meetings and this is very bad, we are supposed to be bounded in love with one another and commit ourselves with PROWA.
“We are expected to make some sacrifices towards PROWA and never expect rewards,” she said.
Ekpendu regretted that 300 shops built by the association in Enugu were demolished by the past government of Governor Sullivan Chime without any compensation.
She commended the facilitator for his humanitarian work and urged him not to relent in empowering members and women prisoners across the country.
In his address, the Controller of Prisons in the state, Dr Alloy Uchenwa commended the association for its laudable achievements in Enugu state.
“Before today’s commissioning, Enugu chapter of PROWA has built and opened a model school for the educational need of our children and larger society,” he said.
Uchenwa said that the shops built in Oji-River would enhance the economic activities of the area which would in turn contribute to the economic uplift of the state and Nigeria in general.
He urged the investors to take advantage of the opportunity as the shops are located at the nerve centre of the area.
In her remarks, the state chairperson of PROWA, Mrs Anthonia Uchenwa also lauded the numerous achievements of the national chairperson.
The project facilitator, Mr Uju Nolue said he was excited to be part of PROWA and pledged to support them whenever the need arose.
Nolue said that he ventured into the project and partnership with PROWA to better the lots of members and create employment for their children.
Prisons officer’s wives from Edo, Anambra, Cross River, Rivers, Enugu attended the event which featured cultural displays. (NAN)

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