Beko Tv is a new youtube channel in town and prior to the launching of the channel on November 1, the C.E.O of the Channel and the newest presenter in Town decided to explore the situation of kids on the streets of Accra on the program Accra Ghana StreetTourVibes.A. Young Pope was on the streets of Accra yesterday and then interacted with some street kids. Three months ago Citinews room.Com reported that the A. M. A was ejecting street kids. So yesterday the upcoming movie star and Gender advocate Young Pope Gh decided to hit the streets of Accra to see if any child of school going age was on the streets begging for money or selling and to our surprise we saw so many of these children on the street. Meanwhile, according to the 1992 constitution of Ghana, its is not right to give money to a beggar on the streets or anywhere.
And during the tour, we spotted this little girl of about age 9 to 10 and who told us she was brought from the Ashanti region by a certain woman. “mom is sick and my daddy has travelled somewhere i don’t know” she said. She was taken from her mother in the Ashanti region and brought to Accra. The woman promised to send her to school but that promise was never fulfilled. And the promised school turned out to be the CMB market in Accra and her job was to sell lemons. And before she eats everyday she has to sell 10 cedis of the lemons of which one goes for a Fifty pesewas and this means if she doesn’t sell to the required amount she won’t get food to eat, according to what she said. And according to some market women we spoke to, she comes to the market as early as 5:30 am. And she is there everyday without a break. This is very pathetic and sad.