AMA set to wipe street beggars of Accra roads

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The Accra Police Command has cautioned the general public about it commence me with a series of operations to clear child beggars off the streets of the capital, Accra.

Streets in the major parts of Accra like Madina, Osu, Ridge, Achimota and Lapaz, among others, are filled with child beggars, most of whom are believed to be nationals of other West African countries.

The Police Commander (ACP Ofori) indicated that these children are brought into Ghana from neighbouring countries by some Ghanaians to be used for “commercial begging.”

Speaking to Citi News, the Director of Operations of the Accra Police Command, ACP Kwesi Ofori said his outfit is determined to flush out these miscreants.

“At the moment, you might have seen a lot of children from other West African countries on our streets. There are contractors who bring [them to Ghana] and place the children at vantage points and supervise them to beg. The Accra Regional Police Command will be looking into that.”“The street is littered with children. Sooner or later, we will be descending on the contractors who go to neighbouring countries to bring the children, collect the money and in the end benefit”, he added.

Source: DailyGuide

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