By Jon Egie

 

Mrs Rosemary Ijolo with Xmas gifts for the widows

Mrs Rosemary Ijolo with Xmas gifts for the widows

The end of year celebration for widows across Urhobo land will hold on Friday, Dec 27 at the Ughelli North LG secretariat.

Speaking with our reporter, the Visioner of the Widows’ Care Scheme, Mrs Rosemary Ijolo said the event as usual, will highlight songs and ministration, prayers and counselling of the widows in the land. At the end of the day, the widows will go home with Christmas gifts.

She stressed that the party is restricted to women who she categorised as ‘widows indeed’, those who are really suffering.

The scheme began in the year 2009 and according to the Visioner, she was inspired to start the scheme following the suffering her mother who was a widow passed through after the death of her father.

“I was moved to embark on the scheme to help the widows indeed in order to alleviate their sufferings. Since 2009, there have been regular end of year parties and over 150 widows have benefitted. In this 2013 end of year party, we are expecting not less than 80 widows indeed to participate. I therefore wish to invite members of the public and all widows indeed to come and celebrate with us “, she said.

Excited widows celebrate the last Xmas with Mrs Ijolo

Excited widows celebrate the last Xmas with Mrs Ijolo