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Government plans to remove the homeless from streets
Minister of the People Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh says the Government plans to take 120 homeless people off the street by the end of this year. He said so in an interview with reporters during Divali celebrations at his Caroni Central constituency office in Freeport. The minister said 120 former street dwellers are currently being housed at the facilities of Transform Life Ministry and at the Piparo Empowerment Centre and request for proposals have been sent out to NGOs with the capacity to deal with additional homeless people.
He said staff at the interagency unit of his ministry, which is responsible for street dwellers, will be increased from 24 to 128 employees. Ramadharsingh said all of this will be undertaken at a high cost by his ministry and is being reviewed by a high level team.
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