Street children day commemorated as Malawi govt plans to pounce of street children

Street children on Tuesday celebrated the Street children Day quietly as government is zeroing in on them and other street beggars to force them out of the streets.

Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on April 12
Day for Street Children is celebrated every year on April 12
Challenging perceptions
Challenging perceptions

Secretary for Gender and Social Welfare Mary Shaba said Tuesday that the ministry and the police are making final touches on an operation that would get the street beggars out of the streets of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

”We are on the final stages; very soon we will be on the streets. We will arrest both the street beggars and those giving alms. Very soon we will sweep them in the streets,” said Shaba.

Street beggars in Lilongwe have vowed to remain in the street and face arrest saying the streets are the only source of their livelihood.

Magistrate Esmie Tembenu said taking children out of the streets is not the responsibility of government alone.

She said parents or relations of the children and the society should take part by showing love to the children.

”Sometimes the children go back to the streets because of lack of love in their homes,” Tembenu told Radio Islam.

Former minister of Gender and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati rejected the street beggars demand for a monthly K50000 monthly upkeep if they are to get out of the streets.

Kaliati, now Information minister said Malawi is not a welfare state.

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JENIFFER KAMKONDO
JENIFFER KAMKONDO
5 years ago

THESE KIDS ARE SENT
BY ADULTS TO BEG ON
THE STREETS

BEGGING IS BIG BUSINESS
THAN WORKING OR
GOING TO XOOL

SAME LIKE PROSTITUTES
BOTH BEGGARS AND
PROSTITUTES HAVE TO
PAY TAX TO GOVERNMENT

BEGGING ON THE STREETS
PROMOTES THE SPIRIT OF
LAZZINESS FROM GENERATION
TO GENERATION

SEND THEM TO MPEMBA BOYS/GIRLS HOMES OR MYP TRAINING BASES WHERE THEY CAN LEARN DEFFERENT SKILLS

WELL WISHERS WILL MEET
THEM THERE

Nkhosa
Nkhosa
5 years ago

Iwe Esmie Tembenu ndi Mary Shaba ndi patricia Kaliati kunyumba kwanu muli nawo ana angati amasiye. Anthu onena chonchi mumakhala anthu omana mulibe ndi mwana ndi mmodzi yemwe wa m’bale wanu yemwe mumasunga koma nkhanza kulimbana ndi street kids ngati inu mungawalere anthu oyipa inu kudya mumangofuna ndi amuna anu basi. Chauta adzakulangani

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