By Comr Lucky Futughe
In continuation of the monitoring exercise of WESAP Phase 2 trainees, staff of the ministry carried out unscheduled visits to training centres across three Local Government Areas, namely Isoko South, Ughelli North and Udu LGAs. This is in furtherance to the directives of the Hon(Mrs) Flora Alatan, Commissioner of Women Affairs Community and Social Development to ensuring strict monitoring of trainers and trainees in line with WESAP Guidelines.
Following the unscheduled visits, surrogates of the ministry were able to review the work done through log books at the training centres and appraise the mood of the trainees in the program. The exercise also afforded the monitoring team the opportunity to reemphasize the message of the Honourable Commissioner on why WESAP is a focal project in the heart of the Ministry because of the strategic importance to the Stronger Delta vision of H/E Sen((Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa.
Recalled that Hon(Mrs) Flora Alatan during the flag off, informed Deltans that HE Sen(Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa graciously approved WESAP Phase 2 vocational (Unskilled) to train indigent Delta Women to be self reliant in different vocational skills. In the phase 1, 460 indigent Delta women were trained and given starter packs in addition to sixty thousand naira (N60,000) cash support to rent shop for six(6) months.