As part of activities marking this year 2019 world contraceptive day Thursday, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom , His Royal Majesty Major General Felix Majakperoh, (Retd) Orhue 1, has expressed deep support for family planning among the people in his domain in order to control child birth population.
The Okpe King, Orhue 1 made the declaration while receiving members of The Challenge Initiative, TCI who paid him an advocacy visit at Orerokpe, Traditional headquarters of Okpe Kingdom in Delta state.
He urged his subjects to take advantage of the in reach programme and take up family planning methods.
In her remark the Delta state coordinator, The Challenge Initiative, TCI project in collaboration with Delta state government, Mrs. Nwanne Kalu who led the team said their advocacy to Royal fathers is to notify them of the free family planning program being organized by TCI.
Mrs. Kalu commended the Okpe Kingdom Monarch for his support and love for his subjects and for being a champion of family planning.
The Challenge Initiative Social Mobilizer, Mr. Andrew Arome explained that TCI have been embarking on family planning across all Heath centres of Delta state, nothing that the program is free and will continue.
Okpe Community leaders encouraged and announced to their reproductive Men and Women age to make themselves available, whereby some people were administered with family planning methods such as I.U.D, JADELLE, IMPLANON AND INJECTABLE.
Some beneficiaries commended TCI for the programme, assuring that they will Mobilize more women and men for the excerise.