Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has debunked claims of head porters also known as Kayayei receiving some money from the government for their upkeep.
The Minister made this known at a press briefing held by the Ministry Of Information in Accra today Tuesday, 7 April 2020. “We have the vulnerable at heart. Yesterday, I had a call that said the Kayayei wanted to be on the street because they wanted to feel free. They were actually expecting monies to be given to them. We are not giving anybody money. We are not sharing money but food”, Cynthia Morisson said.
The Minister also stated that her office has secured accommodation facility at Madina for head porters in the Capital.
She also made clear 5 buses conveyed 381 Kayayei to a shelter provided for them.
She also noted that her outfit has secured an accommodation facility at Madina in the Greater Accra Region for Kayayei in the capital. She also stated that this move is made to get them off the streets.
Last week some head porters attempted to flee the capital Accra to their respective towns. However, they were intercepted by the police at Ejisu in Kumasi.
Last week we reported that the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia donated GH¢500 to each of the stranded Kayayei (head porters) who were stopped while on their way to the Northern Region.
The donation was made on behalf of the Vice President by the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama.
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