Economic Recession: Mark empowers Constituents, Wants Poverty Eradicated
Immediate past President of the Senate Senator David Mark has called for a synergy between government at all levels and corporate Organizations to work out practical solutions that could empower citizens and address the challenges of economic recession..
Senator Mark noted that the current economic challenges requires the cooperation of all stakeholders in order to overcome all its adverse effects .
Speaking at the presentation of skill and empowerment tools to graduates of his Wife's ( Mrs. Helen Mark) Women Skills Development Support Initiative ( WSDSI) programme in Otukpo, Benue state today , Senator Mark noted that the tools would add value to the lives of the beneficiaries and make the society a better place.
The former Senate boss who spoke through a member of Benue state House of Assembly Hon. Egli Johnson Ahubi said he was deeply touched by the initiative of his wife to compliment his efforts at bringing dividends of democracy to the door steps of his constituents.
On his part, Mark promised to continue to give quality representation that would facilitate the delivery of dividend of democracy to his constituents..
At the event about 100 women including 57 who completed training in Computer, Hair dressing,Fashion design and garri processing were given equipment worth millions of naira to start their trades.
Only last week, Senator Mark awarded scholarships worth N50million naira to 2,196 students of tertiary institutions in Benue state under his David Mark Scholarships Foundation ( DMSF) for 2015/2016 academic session.
Since its inception in 2005, the DMSF has awarded over N500million scholarships to over 20,000 students.. .
Distributing the items to beneficiaries from Obi, Oju, Okpokwu, Ado, Ohimini, Agatu, Apa, Ogbadibo and OtuKpo local government areas making the Benue South Senatorial district , Mrs . Helen Mark said she was fulfilled that the graduates successfully completed their training program and collected their equipment to start businesses..
In spite of the prevailing economic challenges, Mrs . Mark assured that WSDSI will continue to support girls and women in the area to make life much more meaningful..
The Traditional ruler in Otukpo HRH, Och' Otukpo Odu John Eimonye expressed appreciation on behalf of his subjects and urged the initiator to sustain the programme so that more people would benefit to reduce poverty in the land.