SIFO CHARGES CBOs TO IMPLEMENT HUMAN RIGHTS, GBV ISSUES IN COMMUNITIES

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By Kenneth Obieh

Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in the state have been charged to join in the implementation of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Human Rights issues in the state.

The charge was given by the leader of the State Advocacy Team (SAT), Pastor Greg Sifo during the monthly coordination meeting, held with the various communities based organisations across the state to get reports on their success stories, recommendations and their challenges within the month.

Pastor Sifo urged the
CBOs to always put in mind the issues of GBV and Human Rights in the course of implementation in their various communities.

He said that so many did not know their rights and even when they know, might not be able to effectively implement it, considering the political, economic and social gaps that were in the society, adding that the CBOs should instantly step in to stem any of such issues promptly.

During the course of the meeting, the state programme Officer, Miss Juliet Obiajulu, disclosed that the SAT visited the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Omamuzo Erebe ESQ; the Delta State Coordinator of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Faith Ireye; the office of the Drug Revolving Fund in the state, the Sarki of Nupe Community in Cable, Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp, Asaba Oshimili South on advocacy visits within the period.

She stated the success stories submitted by the various CBOs across the state.

There was donation of 30 chairs, canopy and tables at Umuagu Primary Healthcare Centre ( PHC) and vegetation control at the Cable Point PHC in Asaba.

Also, there was donation of a brand new ekectricity generator at Ogberikoko PHC and donation of public address equipment along with test kits at Ohorhe II PHC, both in Uvwie Local Government Area and provision of potable water in Illah PHC, Oshimili North.

Among other success stories recorded in other communities, the challenges of community restiveness, insecurity, lack of health consumables for patients were faced.