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Minister appoints Fresh Kid as ambassador

Fresh Kid

Ugandan child rapper Patrick Ssenyonjo popularly known as Fresh Kid has been appointed as an ambassador.

State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Ms Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi on Friday named the youngest artist as the goodwill ambassador for street children.

According to the minister, the Banteka singer’s job will be to ensure that vulnerable children do not return on streets across the country.

State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Ms Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (left) speaks as Fresh Kid (2nd left) looks on during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2019/2020 new prefects’ body at Kampala Parents School on October 25, 2019. PHOTO BY SHABIBAH NAKIRIGYA

The minister was speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2019/2020 new prefects’ body at Kampala Parents School.

Ms Nakiwala added that Fresh kid along with the newly appointed school head girl Maria Ahumuza and head boy Carlton Muyimba will be taken to the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who is the leader of government business, for approval.

This comes just days after the minister said Cabinet had approved Shs5.8 billion for resettlement of street children.

A street child takes a nap but keeps his hands stretched out. Young girls and women on the streets are at a risk of sexual violence. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA.

This was revealed by the minister of state for youth and children affairs, Ms Florence “Cabinet noted progress in the implementation of withdrawal, rehabilitation tracing and resettlement of the street children, and the objectives of the ongoing implementation of the street children action plan and this necessitated cabinet to approve Shs5.8 billion to enforce the strategic plan that was embarked on in June last year,” Ms Nakiwala said during a media briefing in Kampala on Tuesday.

 

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