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Tanzania: Mwanza Strategises to Minimise Plight of Street Children

MWANZA City Mayor Constantine Sima has appealed for the use of contraceptives as recommended by health experts to reduce the number of street children.

27 January 2021 p MWANZA City Mayor Constantine Sima has appealed for the use of contraceptives as recommended by health experts to reduce the number of street children.The campaign includes proper use of contraceptives to minimise unexpected pregnancies which cause street children," he said.He added that an increase in street children was detrimental to society's image because people due to lack of proper parental care."It is not true that all street children have no parents.

According to him, reports also show that lack of socialisation time is another cause of an increase in the number of street children because many parents spend much time on income generating activities, while abandoning their parenting care.According a survey conducted by 'Daily News', most of street children have been running away from their families due to gender-based violence acts and poor parental care.

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