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In Ashanti Region Gov’t builds 2,000-capacity hostel for Kayayei

The 2,000-capacity hostel facility is located at Sepe-Buokrom. It has a Creche and a Reform and Skill Training Centre.

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The hostel facility for built by government for kayayei play

The hostel facility for built by government for kayayei

The Government of Ghana constructed a hostel facility for itinerant female load carriers popularly referred to as Kayayei in the Ashanti Region.

This was done through a public-private partnership.

The 2,000-capacity hostel facility is located at Sepe-Buokrom. It has a Creche and a Reform and Skill Training Centre.

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, meeting with the leaders of the Kayayei in the Ashanti Region play

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, meeting with the leaders of the Kayayei in the Ashanti Region

 

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The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, inaugurated the facility over the weekend. She also interacted with the kayayei at the facility.

Ms Otiko subsequently held a meeting with the leaders of the Kayayei in the region. The meeting was to brief the leaders about government’s commitment to ending the plight of Kayayei in the next five years.

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, meeting with the leaders of the Kayayei in the Ashanti Region play

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, meeting with the leaders of the Kayayei in the Ashanti Region

 

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In the run-up to the 2016 elections, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, promised to provide hostel facilities for Kayayei who sleep on the streets at the mercy of the weather and abusers.

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, meeting with the leaders of the Kayayei in the Ashanti Region play

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, meeting with the leaders of the Kayayei in the Ashanti Region

 

Meanwhile, the leaders of the Kayayei, who joined Otiko Afisa Djaba to inspect the hostel facility, pledged their full support to the government toward ending the Kayayei phenomenon.

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