Acting Gender Minister
December 17, 2021

Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources who is also acting as Gender minister, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah has told Parliament that, the ministry of Gender, children and social protection is doing everything possible to resolve the issues of street children on the streets of Ghana.

She explained that, data available indicates that, about Sixty Six Through street children (66,000) are on streets of Ghana which the ministry is seriously engaging with them to get the root cause of the situation.

The minister told Parliament that, in their operations, the main three hot-spots they visited, the people they met were all from Niger.

Madam Dapaah added that, the ministry has begun drafting letters to the ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Niger Embassy for negotiations and evacuation taken them back to their country since they are all ready and willing to go back to their country.

The minister’s response came up in Parliament Wednesday, December 15, 2021 when the MP for Amenfi West, Mr Eric Afful asked the acting minister, what the ministry is doing to curb or deal with the rising situation of street children in Accra and other cities in the country.