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Government to build hostel for Kayayei starting next month

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Government has disclosed plans to provide accommodation for head porters or ‘kayayei’ in various parts of Accra.

On Wednesday, November 13, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, said in the 2020 budget statement in Parliament that the construction of the hostel will begin in December 2019 at Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra.

“Mr Speaker I am happy to announce that preparations are now complete and the construction of the first 600-bed kayayei hostel will commence in Agbogbloshie next month to provide accommodation and skills training to these vulnerable young women,” he said.

However, some Ghanaians do not agree with this initiative and urged the Government to find a better way of alleviating the hardships of the head potters instead of building hostels to accommodate them.

The initiative is among numerous campaign promises by President Nana Akufo-Addo before his government was voted into power in 2016.

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