Imo communities to end female genital mutilation
Over eight communities in Imo State rose from a day Dialogue on Violence Against Girl Child organised by the Development Dynamics (DD), yesterday, resolving to end female genital mutilation in their various communities.
Presenting their resolutions, head of the communities, Chief Ray I. Okonkwo, Palace Secretary in Amaifeike community; Emmanuel Ahajemba, a community leader in Okwuabala-Ihioma; Chief Shedrack Anunihu, a Councilor and Chief Whip of Orlu Legislative Council and Chief Godwin Obinero commended DD Programme Director, Dr. Jude Ohanele, for midwifing the process that led to the resolution, pledging they would ensure no parent mutilate their female children again.
They said any defaulting parent would be punished according to Imo 2017 Law no. 6.
Addressing the communities’ representatives, Ohanele decried the situation, listing the short, medium and long-term consequences of FGM.