… Charges Them To Lead Community Reforms Ahead Of August Meeting
By Daniel Ezeigwe
Concerned about growing defects faced by the current society, Anambra Governor’s wife, Mrs Nonye Soludo has urged women to teach their children basic etiquettes and respect for culture.
Mrs Soludo stated this while interacting with wives of traditional rulers at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.
The meeting with the traditional rulers’ wives is the first in a series that would also involve other important women groups in Anambra State.
As Anambra women take part in this year’s August meeting, the governor’s wife wants them to have conversations about their health, lifestyle and organic agriculture.
She also wants them to find solutions to the problems arising from poor home management, family planning and wrong parenting.
Addressing them, Mrs Soludo urged them to do more in instilling the ethics of culture in their children, arguing that the society could be better if mothers can lead the charge of their homes.
She described women as agents of change, stressing that if a mother abandons her primary responsibility which is raising a child, the larger society will bear the loss.
The governor’s wife also asked the women to lead the campaign to end domestic violence and abuse of children, and urged them to speak up anytime they witness such situations.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Forster Ihejiofor who spoke during the meeting, highlighted the importance of healthy food consumption, stating that food is the most important medicine one can have.
The commissioner also asked the women to embrace the regenerated agricultural policies currently championed by the state government, by going into organic farming irrespective of the nature of their environments.
Dr Ihejiofor further explained that the state government has available agricultural support scheme for women who are into cooperative groups which can be accessed from Anambra State Small Business Agency (ASBA).
Another guest teacher, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brian Adinma who talked about medical issues that affect women, said it is important for women of reproductive age to access good antenatal care and make adequate birth plan to prepare well for pre and post-natal emergencies.
He also talked about the importance of healthy and exclusive breastfeeding and good family planning.
The traditional rulers’ wives were led by their president in Anambra State, Mrs Anurika Okpala.