Agency empowers women with nutritional complementary food, production equipment in Gombe

One of the women receiving the nutrition intervention items.

By Williams Ago, Gombe

The Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDA) has presented nutritional complementary food and production equipment to some women groups in the State.

According to the agency, it is part of its intervention to groups and communities under the domesticated NG-CARES program of GO-CARES.

Presenting the products, the General Manager, CSDA, Mallam Haruna Ahmed Imam, explained that the program has provision for nutritional complementary food and processing equipment among the interventions the CSDA is saddled with.

He said the intervention is meant to cushion the effect of COVID-19, which affected many people, thereby causing malnutrition among the populace, hence the intervention for groups that demanded for it as the program is community demand driven.

He appreciated the State governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, for his concern on the livelihood of the people of the state through the prompt release of funds to undertake the project.

Under the second phase of the program, only two groups demanded for nutrition intervention namely, Al’ansar Women Group Management Committee and A’immatulhudah Women Group Management Committee, where a total of 400 women were trained from both groups and presented with production equipment and 6,000 packs of nutritional complementary food, courtesy of the state government through the CSDA. 

The chairpersons of both groups Khadija Aliyu Lawan and Zainab Ahmed were appreciative of the gesture, saying it will go a long way in addressing malnutrition, especially amongst women and children. They assured to make judicious use of the items and equally step down the training to more women. 

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