Senator Uche Ekwunife, the lawmaker representing Anambra Central at the upper legislative chambers on Sunday donated gas cylinder stoves to 650 women across the state for empowerment.
The items donated, according to the Senator will help the women start their businesses and help curb the effect of climate change caused by fossil fuel.
The donation, according to her was her own way of empowering the women in the 326 political wards and to also encourage cleaner environment in the state.
Ekwunife, an aspirant for the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said cooking stoves would serve as a source of domestic fuel for the women and also help them engage in small businesses.
She said that empowering women should be a priority to all because it was the shortest route to pulling the society out of poverty.
“We want to have a generation of working housewives who would take care of their families in the kitchen and also help build the family through businesses,” Ekwunife stated.