Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) team paid an advocacy visit to the chairman of Oshimili South L.G.A Hon (Comr) U. Osadebe. Also present at the meeting were the following members of the chairman’s council supervisor of special duties, Peter Onwuka; supervisor of health Queen Uria; supervisor for environment Frank Nnnanna; Senior admin officer attached to the office of the local government chairman Chinedu Sunday; P.R.O of the local government Samuel Okonta; Chukwuma Moses; personal assistant to the chairman and a state representative. The members of the GPI team in attendance are Ehita-Ikoghode Aikpitanyi, co-ordinator of Girls’Power Initiative Asaba, Ifeyinwa Okonkwo, Program officer and accountant, Pat Akah, head of programs; Okeke Onyinyechukwu, centre meeting officer; Alex Okwor, M and E officer. The members of the GPI team introduced themselves after which the P.R.O to the chairman introduced the members of the chairman’s council.
The co-ordinator of Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) Asaba Ehita-Ikoghode Aikpitanyi said that GPI is a non-governmental organization that works with girls on reproductive health and rights.
According to Ehita, GPI has been in existence since 1993 and came to Delta in 2003 and since then have been working in local governments, state ministries and communities. She stated the mission and vision of the organization and said the organization is committed to empowering girls to be self-reliant and productive people not only with information but with skills relevant to them to help them become better adults that can break from chains of violence and oppression that is evident in our society.