WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR WHAT THE HOUSEHOLD UPLIFTMENT PROGRAMME IS DOING IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN IMO STATE
 
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He continued that, the Documentary Assessment Tour which took the National Officers to 3 ( three) Local Government Areas namely Okigwe Local Government Area in Okigwe zone, Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area in Owerri zone and Nkwerre Local Government Area in Orlu zone revealed a strong zeal and commitment on the side of the HUP Beneficiaries in making judicious use of the N50,000.00 (Fifty thousand Naira) each received in arrears (i.e. N5,000.00 Per month for 10 months) to better the lives of their households.
 
Mr Joseph narrated the success stories from some beneficiaries in Mpam Ward in Ahiazu Mbaise, one Mrs. Jane Udeh whose husband had an accident and could no longer do anything which made life miserable for the family said that she thanked God that she was among those who got this favor. That when she got her money, she started raising birds and gradually added the sale of firewood and breadfruit. The multiple micro businesses started growing, brought more income to the family and subsequently her family living standard has substantially improved.
 
 Mrs. Grace Izuogu from urban Ward in Nkwerre Local Government Areas Stated that she used her first payment to start a firewood business. She said that she sold the first set of firewood, bought two more sets from which she made a lot of profit and now used the money to buy a cassava grinding and processing machine.
The investment generated more money and she added maize and beans grinding machines. These machines, according to her, have been generating income that has helped her improve the standard of living of her household compared with the period before she was involved in the HUP programme.
 
Also in Ihube in Okigwe Local Government Areas, 21 (twenty-one) women formed an Oil Palm Co-operative Society and when they got their first payment of N50,000.00 (fifty thousand Naira) each (i.e N50,000.00 arrears of 10 months) in November, 2019, they contributed money & bought some heaps of palm fruits which they processed at an Oil Mill. They sold the oil, re-invested the proceeds in buying food stuff which they shared among themselves. With the subsequent payment they received, they made small contributions in order to support their individual small scale business.
 
Responding, the leader of the visiting team, Mr. Henry Terna Ayede, commended the focal person and the staff of the State Conditional Cash Transfer Office for the good job they are doing in the state adding that, in the meantime, Imo State has been lucky to be chosen from the South East Zone in the ongoing Documentary Assessment tour of the six Geo-Political zones in the country.
 
While urging the management and staff of the conditional Cash Transfer Unit, Imo State, not to relent in their efforts to carry out their assigned duties, he equally commended the beneficiaries of Household Uplifting Programme. He assured the Special Adviser that the Team would carry out its assigned duties with every sense of responsibility in the State.
 
Among those present at the visit were the HOU, Conditional Cash Transfer Unit, Mr. Joseph Odoemenam, the Operations Officer, Ebere-Ohameje Thelma and the Training Officer, Mrs. Amaka Obielu.

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