As part of efforts to improve the standard of living of the people of Bende Federal Constituency, the House of Representatives member representing the Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Kalu on Monday empowered no fewer than 30 entrepreneurs consisting of youths and women of Bende in the first phase of his skills acquisition programme.
The event put together in collaboration with Project Development Institute (PRODA) of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology took place at the Agbamuzu Hall, Umuoche, Bende.
The programme’s beneficiaries received empowerment items including grinders, sewing machines, clippers, power generating sets, cooking equipment, hair making equipment and deep freezers and were trained to use the items to make a living.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Hon. Kalu charged the beneficiaries to diligently apply the knowledge acquired from the skills acquisition training in their various entrepreneurial endeavours. He commended PRODA for their partnership in the empowerment of hardworking Bende indigenes. He announced that the second phase If the empowerment program would soon follow and undertook to execute more of such projects in the future.
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