AKWETE HAND WOVEN TEXTILE TO COMPETE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET
A team led by the DG, E for E Abia State,Chief Endi Ezengwa, in company of Lady Chinedu Brown yesterday visited Akwete Weaving Co-operative Society Center to inspect the unique hand woven textile for which Ndoki land is famous.
Other members of the team include; France Regional Agriculture Counselor, Dr Sonia Darracq. Country Director of Business, France Office, Embassy of France, Mounir Alhoz. DG,Public Private Partnership Directorate of Abia State, Mr Chinedu Nwogu and very many others. Speaking to the members of the co-operative society upon display of various quality of the finished products, Dr Sonia Darracq noted that they prefer and will patronise products made with original thread used before now so it can compete in the international market.
She promised to revisit the center in few months when the products are ready. The Chairman of Ukwa East LGA, Hon. Chuks Wabara (The Mayor), represented by the secretary to local government, Comr. Emma Shebbs in his remark noted that Ukwa East is blessed with rich cultural heritage and tourism identities, discovered and undiscovered.
He also informed that the Mayor of Ukwa East is welcoming in open arms investors from around the world in pursuit for sustainable development of our tourism sector.
Charles .D. Williams Chf. Press Sec to Chairman, UKELGA