Monday, March 11, 2013

Mary Awudu Creates the Unexpected at Planting Season

Mary Awudu addressing the women ahead of distribution
For the second time, farmers in Nkambe Central have been supported with improved maize seeds. The support was from no other person than the wife of the Member of Parliament for Nkambe Central. Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian. The distribution of improved maize seeds to farmers come barely a week after Madame Mary Awudu distributed women day outfit to all the groups. The strive of Madame Mary Awudu has been acknowledged by varied women and men. Last Saturday March 9, 2013 she started the distribution at Binju-Nkmabe and Binshua village and on Sunday 10, she led another powerful delegation to Bongom, Chup, Wat and Ngwanri villages. 
On Monday 11, 2013, the team stormed Ngie-Njap, Mbot I and II, part of Nterbang quarter in Wat an Moh in Nkambe. Addressing hundreds of beneficiaries and quoting from the Book of Corinthians, she said God loves the cheerful giver. Giving she said is complementing God’s work on earth. Flanked by SDF district chairman, Mbeh Wlifred, District Secretary Sajio Amindou, District Treasurer Patience Mangoh, Mary Awudu proceeded by telling the women who turned out in the 10 distribution points that the soil never fools.
Since seeds are never given on hand, each woman collects hers
 In Romans 9:32 it says, He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things. God was willing to give his own son for our sake, and He didn’t stop there, says the Bible.
From each breath you take, to the house you live in. From your farms, to your children, to your ability to till the soil and plant, God has graciously given you all that you have, and the ability to do all that you can do. There is nothing given to you, that does not flow from the hand of God”. Let these seeds multiply that in the next years we should be able to harvest red maize and white maize”.
“I am here to give you in the name of Hon. Awudu Mbaya and it would be bad of me if I do not share with you. In fact many others will follow me, your sons and daughters, husbands and wives, the difference is that I strive to be a cheerful giver. Don’t hold back when it comes to giving. In Psalm 84:11 it says, for the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. He withholds no good thing from us, and we are not to withhold any good thing from those in need. She emphasized. Accordingly, Mary Awudu said the gesture is to recognize the efforts rural women have been sacrificing amidst climatic challenges to feed the cities. “I am most conscious of is how much rural women do for their families and communities. And how much more we all need to do to support them so that they can achieve improved livelihoods and food security in a way that is sustainable and I am sure this could be done by providing them with quality seeds, inputs and modern farming techniques”, she told this report.
Mary Awudu giving guides on planting
Proving improved seeds to the rural poor is the most effective strategies for reducing poverty and malnutrition. Women hold the key to ensuring food and nutrition security. Being the wife of a politician and a perfect public speaker for that matter, Mary Awudu didn’t spare any effort to remind farmers of their civic responsibilities. That is to register in order to vote in the upcoming elections. She also reminded the population that love is more than money. Besides, she added that sustainability means actions that lead to hope and that “the changes we make today will be the norms of tomorrow”. Sustainability doesn’t mean giving out money and if it is what about tomorrow and the day after that. She told urged farmers to understand that it means adopting agricultural innovations that improve efficiency and outputs while also conserving scarce natural resources and reducing waste reasons why she started the seed program which many are trying to do the same. “People only copy good examples and not bad ones”. To Njibu Esthela, the seeds will go a long way to improve her yield this year. Brigitte Manlih of Chup village was very elated for the support. She said that God who brought the cheerful giver will do same to them her and her team back. At the Bongom Market Square, Ndimla Comfort expressed her joy in prayers and said God should also replenish the pockets of the giver so much so that she would continue to give to others who are in need.
It was a moment of communion in all the villages and the ten distribution points. Fanfare and elation because the seeds were just coming at the moment that the first rains had softened the soil. The distribution exercise continues today. The beneficiary villages today include Nterbang –Wat, Mbot I and II, and then Moh-Nkambe. 

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