What is empowerment?
Cheta Nwanze
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Giving out wheel barrows or keke Marwa or whatever is a way of creating disguised unemployment. They are usually not much more productive than they were without the things given to them. In many cases you are even burdening them by giving them wheelbarrows or keke. They can’t afford to maintain these things and can even go into debt to try and maintain them.

Empowerment means improving the productivity of those you are empowering. What we are doing in Nigeria is not empowerment

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