‘Farm markets’ to be established in Imo, soon

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State said that his administration has given approval for “farm markets” to be established in the three senatorial zones of the state.
Okorocha stated this through a release made available to newsmen in Owerri, by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
Okorocha made this statement while interacting with a group of traditional rulers from the state operating under the aegis of traditional rulers in agriculture who paid him courtesy call at his residence.
Said he: “Civil servants in the state have also been encouraged to get deeply involved in the ‘Back to Land for Agriculture’ programme of the state government.
“The idea of traditional rulers in Imo State coming together to spearhead the fight against recession through agriculture is most welcome. “This is in tune with the rescue mission policy statement of back to land for agriculture which is aimed at boosting the agro-based sector of our economy and thank God, the traditional rulers are taking the initiative to the grassroots.”

Doctor Nwachukwu counsels women on genital cutting

The Managing Director of Ochiedike Diagnostic and Dialysis Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Dr. Ifeanyi Nwachukwu has advised women in the state to desist from female genital mutilation.
According to the Ezinihitte-Mbaise born medical expert, female genital mutilation causes retention of urine and menstrual flow, that often results to false pregnancies.
“It leads to prolonged labour, still birth, Vesico Vaginal Fistula”, he added.
Continuing, Nwachukwu said “victims, most times bleed to death. It also leads to infection, tetanus, Hepatitis B or C, painful periods, pain during intercourse, most of them come down with emergency cesarean section, anxiety; depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.”
He concluded that most people who practice it use unsterilized equipment like razor blades, knives, sharp stones, scissors and advised women not to engage in the practice.

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