Member of Parliament for the Damongo constituency, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, has launched the Damongo Constituency Women Empowerment Programme to support women in his constituency.
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, in an address to the women during the launch, praised them for their contributions toward the development of the constituency, especially in agriculture.
Mr Jinapor reminded them that the initiative is a campaign promise he made to them during the 2020 election period.
The lawmaker said the criteria used by the committee for the disbursement of the cash is not on partisan, tribal or religious lines since every woman in the constituency is entitled to it.
He appealed to them to put the money to judicious use to meet its intended purpose and further pledged to work closely with other stakeholders to raise more funds to support many more women through the programme, which he believes will make an impact in their wellbeing.
The social intervention initiative seeks to give financial assistance to women in the Damongo constituency.
The MP further hinted at supporting the youth in a similar way in the constituency to reduce the rate of unemployment and poverty.
Savanna Regional Minister Saeed Jibril Muhazu praised the Damongo MP for the initiative and also appealed to the women to use the money to boost and establish businesses, which will, in the end, be of enormous benefit to them and the constituency as a whole.