By Ikhili Monday EBALU, Benin City
Member representing the federal constituency at the National Assembly, Joe Ediowele weekend brought succor to the physically challenged, orphans and widows in Esan central, Igueben and Esan West local government areas, Edo State through the empowerment scheme.
The parliamentarian said he has also concluded plan to offer them scholarship in regular school to eliminate discrimination
Items donated by the lawmaker at the seventh empowerment program within the last two years in office at a ceremony held in Ekpoma, the party secretariats are; 40 wheel chairs, 10 clutches, food items for Zuma for home, bundles of wrapper and cash donation for widows across the 30 wards in the constituency
“They were parts of those who mobilized votes for me, a lot of them are abandoned, they are human beings like us, they are only physically challenged. We intend to give them scholarship as time goes on but right now every physically challenged in my constituency will have wheel chair, that is my goal”, he said.
He said besides the outstanding record of having moved the highest number of motions at the hallow chambers as first timer, each local government in the constituency is entitled to construction of two secondary schools building with a toilet, medical center with doctors quarters, construction of roads in Iruepken, Ekpoma town, three transformers including solar light across the streets and markets in the 2017 budget as signed by the acting president Yemi Osibanjo
The lawmaker said modalities has also been put in place to mobilize the three local government areas that made up the federal constituency towards preserving the rich cultural heritage
He however assured commuters plying the Ekpoma axis of Benin- Abuja express way of the federal government commitment to fix the road, adding the sum of 3.5 billion has been appropriated to that effect in the 2017 budget to enable contractors return to site