Gender Minister says govt is doing the job to rebrand the head porters trade popularly acknowledged as ‘Kaya’, to make it a dignifying enterprise.
Cynthia Morrison reported this has become essential since the way the trade is carried out at the instant, is dehumanising and sullies Ghana’s standing in the eyes of the global local community.
The rebranding, she stated will also bring to an conclusion the involvement of minors in the organization which is dominated by girls.
“Why must people today be sleeping on the avenue? We see youthful women beneath the age of 16 hawking and accomplishing kayayo, that is improper, that is child labour.
“We see mothers carrying their new child babies and performing kaya, that is incorrect and unacceptable,” the Minister mentioned in an job interview with Joy News.
She added “we are heading to brand their functions by acquiring them leaders and branding their head pans so that it will be easy to trace your item if it gets missing”
A great number of the females and women engaged in the kaya business have both not been to school or dropped out of university for diverse good reasons and so have pretty much no employable techniques.
Of the approximated 19,127 men and women concerned in the trade, 86 for each cent of them are ladies, mainly solitary mothers.
They are inclined to vacation resort to carrying masses on their heads as their only livelihood.
Even as federal government will work on its promise to construct a hostel facility for the porters working in Accra, the Gender Minister’s strategy if effectively executed, is expected to relieve the alternatively severe disorders under which they function.
But the Kayaye are not acquiring any of that.
Reacting to the Minister’s promise, founder of the Kayaye Affiliation of Ghana, Mohammed Salifu, is questioning why previous governments, as well as the existing administration, have unsuccessful to fork out awareness to the plight of the porters.
“Today they know and they are rebranding them. Is it right now that governemt got to know that we have Kayaye in Ghana?” he quizzed.