Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Anambra State has distributed food items and empowerment equipment to 53 members who lost their husbands while on active service.
The items included bags of rice, beans, sewing machines, tin tomatoes, confectioneries, noodles, sugar, yoghurts, detergents, toiletries, salts, biscuits, drinks, among others.
Distributing the items at the Police Command, Chairperson of POWA, Mrs. Ikemi Echeng, who is also wife of Police Commissioner, Echeng Echeng disclosed that over 100 widow officers would benefit from the gesture together with their children.
She said, “POWA is donating the food items to the wives and children of the deceased police officers who laid their lives to ensure a secured society.
“The widows and orphans in our midst are part of us and we will continue to remain part of them.”
Mrs. Echeng praised the women for allowing their husbands give their all to the society, stressing that it was POWA’s responsibility to ensure they were not just comfortable, but that their plight would remain their priority.
Appreciating the leadership of the association, Mrs. Pauline Ajibo prayed for God’s continuous blessings upon the benefactors, hoping that the intervention would alleviate the burden they have been shouldering ocasioned by loss of their families’ breadwinners.
A member of POWA, Mrs Blessing Emmanuel who received sewing machine and food items in tears, wished her husband was alive, just as she expressed optimism that the gesture would ameliorate her sufferings.