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Ministry to support kayayei, hawkers and beggars


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Madam-Otiko-Afisah-Djaba01

By
Albert Futukpor, GNA

Tamale, Aug 21, GNA – The Ministry of Gender,
Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) will next month roll out a programme
dubbed “Operation get off the Street now for better Life” to empower kayayei,
hawkers and beggars for better life.

The Ministry would be providing them with
basic education as well as vocation so they could also enjoy better life.

Madam Otiko Afi

By
Albert Futukpor, GNA

Tamale, Aug 21, GNA – The Ministry of Gender,
Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) will next month roll out a programme
dubbed “Operation get off the Street now for better Life” to empower kayayei,
hawkers and beggars for better life.

The Ministry would be providing them with
basic education as well as vocation so they could also enjoy better life.

Madam Otiko Afisa-Dzaba, Minister for Gender,
Children and Social Protection, who announced this in Tamale on Monday, said
under the programme, kayayei, hawkers and beggars would be sent to school while
others initiated into vocations and supported with start-up funds to become
self-employed.

She announced this when she called on Mr
Salifu Saeed, Northern Regional Minister at his office to brief him about the
start of sensitization and registration of households in the region as part of
the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) programme being undertaken by the
MoGCSP.

The GNHR is to help compile a credible
register of the poor and vulnerable in the country.

Madam Afisa-Dzaba said the MoGCSP believed the
programme would help address issues of child marriage and child labour in the
country.

She said MoGCSP was working to find a
sustainable form of livelihood for the youth in the north to prevent them from
migrating to the south to engage in kayaye.

She also spoke about the School Feeding
Programme saying, the MoGCSP was working to improve the programme to ensure
value for money.

Mr Saeed commended the MoGCSP for coming out
with initiatives to address poverty in the country especially in the north
urging MoGCSP to encourage the formation of village savings and loans
associations in the rural areas to enable the people save towards investment.

GNA


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