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Gender Ministry vows to prosecute parents, if

Patrick Flomo/Benjamin S. Taingay 25, 2015)-The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has vowed to prosecute parents whose children are caught selling in streets across Liberia.

The Ministry has also said it will prosecute parents for letting their children engage in activities the ministry regards as unhealthy for kids.

The Liberia News Agency (LINA) quotes the ministry as also saying: “We are deeply concerned about parents’ failure to keep their children off the streets while schools are in session.”

The Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry has therefore devised a new regulatory mechanism to monitor kids, especially their involvement in street peddling.

The ministry made the disclosure in a press statement Monday, February 23, 2015 in Monrovia. “The new monitoring regulatory mechanism will go into effect March 2 and will deal drastically with parents whose children are caught engaged in street peddling,” it further noted.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling on parents to take advantage of the Government’s “Free Compulsory” education package.

The ministry told parents: “Taking advantage of the Government’s Free Compulsory education package, will keep your children in school, amidst the economic constraints you are being faced with.”

It is also calling on religious and civil society groups, community leaders and the public to buttress government’s effort to keep the children off the streets by keeping them in school.


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