Government plans to close about 50 unapproved Child care homes in Wakiso District.MICHEAL KISUBI
The Government through the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development plans to close about 50 unapproved homes in Wakiso District.
The Ministry is concerned about the increasing illegal homes in the District which puts lives of the children at risk.
The State Minister for Children Affairs Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitishi was today officiating at a meeting for managers and administrators of unapproved child care homes at the District Headquarters.
She urged the managers to cooperate with the closure teams so that assessment of their facilities can be done.
The District Chairperson Dr. Matia Lwanga Bwanika said there are many unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of children as a source of income.
The District currently has only 31 approved children’s home with approximately 1587 children.