Public Warned Against Cash Handouts To Street Kids


approved geneva;”>Kiiza said all media stake holders should give issues concerning children a wide media coverage because they greatly contribute to national growth and development.

“Media should give a positive coverage to children and not only report negative events such as rape, defilement and murder,” Kiiza added.

“We should stress the issue of meaningful childhood participation in issues that help to foster the country’s growth,” said Kiiza.

This was during a workshop organized by Uganda Journalists Association in Kampala on Monday, a day after the African Child Day.

He maintained that though the media is greatly commercialized, media houses should appreciate the need to advocate for the rights and responsibilities of children in Africa.

On the other hand, Kiiza has called on all stake holders to join in the fight to round off and rehabilitate children from streets.

He said street life will never be a conducive environment for children and the government initiative to remove them from streets should be supported by all people.

Kiiza condemned the act of giving money to street children don’t gain from the money but rather exploited by those who stage them on streets.


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