A former director of the Social Welfare Unit, under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr. Richard Adjetey, has accused government of not supporting the Ministry’s efforts in getting children out of the streets.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive, Dr. Adjetey mentioned that despite advocacy from the Ministry to get funding for the project, government has done little.
According to him, there are a lot of social workers who are available to help in the fight but the problem is funding.”
In his submission, he said that “government has a responsibility to ensure that children on the streets are supported” but they are reluctant to do so.
He hinted that the number of children on the streets will increase if immediate actions are not taken by government to resolve the issue.
Dr. Adjetey was speaking on the backdrop of the “operation get off the streets for a better life” project.
It is an initiative that was set up by the ministry of gender, children and social welfare protection in 2017 to act as a means of reducing the increasing population of persons on the streets.
Story by: Josephine Mawuena Azumah|universnewsroom.com