Police Posts Established in Khartoum State to Combat Begging
Khartoum – the Ministry of Guidance and Social Development has stressed the importance of enforcing laws to curb begging in Khartoum State, warning that making begging a profession is an offence and pointed out that the majority beggars are foreigners.
Ms Mashaer Al-Doleib, Minister of Guidance and Social Development in Khartoum State, yesterday told a meeting of the High Committee on Combating Begging that the Ministry devised a plan to curb the phenomenon by providing some social services including funding for small projects, provision of health services to beggars. She said aged beggars would also be provided with shelter but foreign beggars would be transported to their countries.
The Minister said police posts have been established to combat the phenomenon of begging. She called on the community to observe awareness in dealing with the phenomenon, highlighting the importance of role of media and mosques in raising the awareness of the community about the importance of giving handouts to the needy because many of the beggars are foreigners and they made begging a profession for earning a living.
By Haffiya Elyas, 24/07/2012