By Laraba Usman
The Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDA) has presented 6,000 packs of nutritional complementary food and production equipment to some women groups under the domesticated NG-CARES Programme of GO-CARES.
Presenting the products, the General Manager of the agency, Malam Haruna Imam, explained that the programme has provision for nutritional complementary food and processing equipment among other interventions.
He said the support was 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 programme was community demand driven.
Imam appreciated Gov. Inuwa Yahaya for his concern for the livelihood of people of the state through the prompt release of funds to undertake the project.
He said under the second phase of the programme, only two groups demanded for nutrition intervention; namely, Al’ansar Women Group Management Committee and A’immatulhudah Women Group Management Committee.
Also, a total of 400 women were trained from both groups and presented with production equipment.
The chairpersons of both groups, Mrs Khadija Lawan and Malama Zainab Ahmed, appreciated the gesture, saying it will go a long way in addressing malnutrition, especially among women and children.
They assured to make judicious use of the items and equally step down the training to more women.