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WISTA donates 16- seater speed boat to women fishing group in Enugu

…Sensitizes high school students on
gains of study, career in maritime industry

Members of WISTA in group photograph with the women, inside the boat

The Women’s International Shipping
and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, at the weekend, donated a 16-seater speed boat to a
women’s fishing group in Enugu State.

President of the WISTA Nigeria, Mrs.
Mary Hamman, disclosed that the initiative was part of the association’s plan
to empower rural women, who have business concerns in the maritime industry.

Members of WISTA by the Ogurugu waterside 

Hamman told OnepageAfrica that the programme
was made possible with the collaboration of the Enugu State Government, as the wife
of the state governor, Lady Ugochi Ugwuanyi, gave her time and attention to
ensuring its success.

The boat presentation ceremony held
in fishing community of Ogurugu, Uzo Uwanyi Local Government Area of Enugu.

Addressing the gathering, the Enugu
First Lady, and the WISTA President appealed to the men to also be supportive
of the women as they manage their fishing businesses.

“WISTA was formed in 1974 in a coffee
shop in London, to advance the cause of women in the maritime industry.

Sensitization session with high school students

“These women engaging in fishing at
this level, make their contributions to the industry as well. We therefore
request of the men that they support the women, so that they excel in the good
work they are doing,” Hamman said.

Hamman decorated the First Lady with
a sash and honoured her as a WISTA Ambassador.  

Meanwhile, WISTA also held a sensitization
session with high school students from the National Grammar School, Nike; Queens
College, Enugu, and Anglican Girls Grammar School.

Sensitizing students on gains of careers in the maritime industry
The students were encouraged to study
in various disciplines that could enable them pursue careers in the maritime
industry, considering the availability of job opportunities.

The WISTA delegation had the
President, Mrs. Mary Hamman, Lady Eunice Ezeoke, Lady Anna Akpan, Dr. Odunayo Ani, Hon. Olaitan
Williams, and Tosan Edodo-Emore Esq.

On the state team were the
Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social development, Princess Peace Nnaji, Commissioner
for Education, Uche Ogbodo, the Chairman of Uzo Uwani local government,
Barrister Fide Ani, Honorable Simon Nwabueze, Commissioner for Agriculture
Matthew Idu,
Lady Vera Ezeigu- Women Leader.

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