Our young women leaders in Imo State are mobilising communities to engage their legislators as active citizens. A necessity for curbing the culture of disappearing acts by legislators immediately after elections and bridging the gap between communities and their representatives.
On Tuesday the 25th of April 2017, the young women leaders in Imo state led representatives of Oguta community in an interactive session with their representative in the State Assembly – Barr. G.T.O. Mgborokwu (Onochie) of the Constituency of Awka Imo State.
This is part of the young women leaders project being implemented in Owerri by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund. The young women engaged the legislator on the need for intervention in the poorly equipped primary health care facilities, insecurity in forms of kidnapping, robbery and assault, low representation of women in politics and decision-making,lack of mechanized farming equipment, lack of electricity, lack of clean water sources and poor educational infrastructure among others.
Whilst signing the community request letter He also encouraged the young women to embrace education, civic responsibility, empowerment, and discipline to win the respect and support of their people. The legislator pledged to intervene in the issues of poor health care, water and educational infrastructure in the short term.