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Ministry still identifying beggars

November 29, 2014 4:56 am

The Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Ministry is still trying to identify the beggars who will be shifted to the rehabilitation facility in Colo-i-Suva next year.

While speaking at a post budget forum in Suva this week, Minister Rosy Akbar said beggar profiling will soon be extended to other parts of the country to identify such beggars.

She said the Ministry is also trying to decide which skills will be provided to the able-bodied beggars who can join workforce later.

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The Ministry had earlier announced that able-bodied will be trained so that they can earn a living for themselves.

The Minister also revealed that despite the beggar profiling, the number of beggars on the streets, continue to rise.

The rehabilitation centre for the beggars will be located at Colo-i-Suva.

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