Chisomo Childrens Club hit at Malawi govt over increased street children

Chisomo Children’s Club has accused Malawi government for  the increased number of streets children flocking the streets,  saying it is not showing  interest in delaing with problem.

Some street kids in Malawi begging from a motorist
Some street kids in Malawi begging from a motorist

Chisomo Childrens Club Executive Director Charles Gwengwe said the figures are indeed rising because of ailing economy.

“The is need for government to address our social economic problems rocking the country because currently people are at risk because of social status we are going through since families have no food in their homes,” said Gwengwe.

Gwengwe said social protection expenditure is highly inadequate to address and reach all vulnerable people.

He  said a country anywhere cannot expect to deal with the issue of street begging when its social protection budget is being cut each and every year.

Gwengwe gave an example that Ministry of Gender which  received K5.9Billion in 2014 -2015 financial year while the same ministry received K3.7 billion during 2016-216 and this financial year, the ministry has just received K2.7Billion.

“This is the only Ministry which has to deal with all vulnerable in the country we talk about the elderly, children, poor men and women, disabled, now you can see that its a very critical ministry,” he said.

Gwengwe has since appealed to Government to make a budget review and increase the money to this vote.

“Evidence of the growing inequalities and continued poverty incidences amongst the most vulnerable is clear indication that there is need for renewed commitments. It is vital that government should ensure reprioritization of resources within its budget to ensure that it is pro poor and focused on the marginalised,” said Gwengwe.

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be humane
be humane
5 years ago

Inu a Gwengwe simukudziwa kuti Boma liribe ndalama and budgets cuts zinachitika kwambiri? Blame our stupid CSOs who were advocating for donors to stop funding us ndiye lero the donors stopped mudziti fwefwefwefwe simumadziwa zotsaira? Ana opusa olimbikitsa kuti makolo awo asathandizidwe kuona ngati they will survive. Foolish advocacy imeneyo musalire a Gwengwe. Inu nonwe mwakhala mukuletsa Boma kuthamangitsa ana opempha mmisewu chifukwa mumaopa kuti musowa la soap lero akuchulukirani mwayamba kulira Tiye nazoni. Lear to look ahead always

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