Gender, Children and Social Welfare Minister-designate, Otiko Afisa Djaba has indicated that her Ministry will work towards the eradication of child labour and porters popularly called 'kayayei' from the country.
Speaking before the Parliamentary Appointments Commitee on Monday, January 30, 2017, Otiko Djaba, noted that the current administration will do its best to curb the situation.
Indicating that the issue of child labour and 'kayayei' business serves as a canker to national development, she noted that her Ministry will roll out pragmatic steps to resolve it.
According to her it is her goal to not just reduce 'kayayei', but to eradicate it.
"We have short-term and long-term plans," she added.
"We're going to look at this in fishing areas and galamsey areas," she said regarding child labour and further noted that she would also ensure that the hostel facility for 'kayayei's' enshrined in the NPP's manifesto come to pass.
She stated that the Ministry will liaise with other State institutions to start the eradicate process.
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