By Kennedy Dimaku:
A Non-Government Organization, (NGO) committed to catering for the poor, widow and less privileged in the society, Divine Precious Women Star Development Organization (DPWSDO) has lauded the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed on the launch of the second phase of Abuja Taxi Scheme saying it is people oriented project aimed at ameliorating transport difficulties encountered by FCT residents.
President of the organization, Evang. (Mrs.) Evelyn Oluwafemi who made the commendation in an interview with our correspondent at the flag off of Phase II FCT SURP-P/AICL, noted that this type of project is one that touches the lives of the poor which is the main focus of her organization.
She pointed out, “We have been touching the lives of women: the poor, the widows and the less privileged. We have been contributing money to train these women in skills and also establish them. We give them sewing machine, we give them dryer, and we give them equipment base on the particular skill they acquire.
“In all these, the Minster of FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed has been reaching out to the poor through our NGO. The wife of Senator Bala Mohammed has also been walking with u. She has been reaching out to the less privileged through the support she has been given to us. She has been walking for the progress of this NGO.
“More so, we want to also use this opportunity to appreciate the chairman of this occasion, Senate President, Senator David Mark, for all his effort to fight the course of the poor. He has been also supporting the organization so that we reach out to the less privileged.”
Senator Bala Mohammed at the weekend launched the Phase II FCT SURP-P/AICL Abuja Taxi Scheme with 180 cars which was added to 160 launched June last year. This brings the number to 360.