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Pursue street kids matter aggressively

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th July 2009 03:00 AM

The motion on street children recently moved in Parliament by Mariam Nalubega is very timely. It is imperative that the government attends to the problem of street children. The government has two options. It can deal with the problem now or wait until th

The motion on street children recently moved in Parliament by Mariam Nalubega is very timely. It is imperative that the government attends to the problem of street children. The government has two options. It can deal with the problem now or wait until these children grow up on the streets and eventually turn into hardcore criminals. This problem should have been resolved yesterday. Therefore, the proposed team to conduct the study should not spend too much time as most of the facts surrounding the issue are common knowledge. I recommend to the proposed team to look into the following areas

- Where do these children come from?

- Who are their parents?

- Why has this phenomenon come about?

- What has the Government so far done to addressing the matter?

- What is the ideal solution for these problems?

- What is the role of the numerous NGOs, especially established to deal with street children. Each of these NGOs should be put to task to produce the number of children it is assisting and in what manner. The NGOs should also produce a record showing the source of its funding and accountability of the funds. They should also take the team to the physical centres where the children are accommodated and assisted.

Ibrahim Mukiibi
High Commissioner of Uganda, Tanzania

Pursue street kids matter aggressively

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