Stop discriminating against street connected children – minister

By Salome Chitakunye

Malawians have been urged not to discriminate against children living on the streets.

The remarks were made by the Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Cecilia Chazama during the national commemoration of the International Day for Street Connected Children in Zomba on Friday.

Chazama advised all citizens to work together with her ministry and support street connected children so that they can become better people in life.

“I am urging every Malawian to work hand in hand with my ministry in support of these street connected children as they also have a future,” Chazama said.

She then emphasised on the importance of the commemoration saying that this will help citizens view street connected children as important beings who also have a future.

And on his part Zomba District Social Welfare Officer, Stephan Joseph commented on the large numbers of street connected children Zomba district has.

“Zomba district has 140 children that are connected with the streets and are also being helped by different organisations in the district,” Joseph said.

The colourful event which is the first of its kind in Zomba district started with an amazing parade which was led by the Zomba Police Brass Band.

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