Minister Nakiwala warns against giving street kids money

By Moses Kidandi

The Gender labor and social development ministry is in final preparations of amending the children act to criminalize giving of handouts to street children.

The state minister for youth and children Florence Nakiwala Kiyinji said this while officiating at the function to hand over certificates to the newly licensed children’s homes held at the gender ministry today.

Minister Nakiwala at the same occassion warned people against giving money to street children noting this encourages the practice.

A total of 31 children homes were at the function given certificates of operation after meeting the qualifications set by the line ministry.

Minister Kiyingi asked these to recruit only the abandoned children and not getting them from people’s homes as has been the case with some children’s homes that were recently closed.