Thursday, June 20, 2019
Good Samaritans Arrested For Giving Money To Street Children

The minister of gender has emphasized inflicting the punishment of 6 months in prison to whoever gives money to begging street children as this money keeps them coming back to the streets.

Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi the state minister for youths and children affairs reported that they have arrested some culprits and further mentioned the issue of government official promoting the vice of children flocking the streets.

The street children have become threats more especially on Jinja road, Wendegeya traffic lights, Kampala road and so forth, whenever they beg & fail to get, they in turn stone road users.

Kiyinji highlighted that they will be working together with KCCA and security organizations to forcibly remove the street children from the streets.

Dr Stephen Kasima the director of traffic police has stated that they are ready to work with the minister to eliminate street children.

In addition, Kasima said that these young children are left to cross roads on their own, which put lives at risk.

In a conversation with salt media reporter, the street children noted they come to roads to beg for school fees money.

 

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