Beggars in the city

Our Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is now the Minister for Health and Medical Services.

She had been doing a good job, as per the media, but I see so many beggars still on the road in Lautoka.

For instance, my neighbour went to buy a few things at a supermarket.

He was sitting outside with other people when a man comes along and says that he needed money because he was hungry.

Some of the people shooed the man away and one young woman looked at him and he says, “I need $2”.

She opens her purse and he moves closer and notices that she has a few notes in it.

He clears his throat and says: “Aaaaaa, I really need $5 because my children are also hungry.”

My neighbour says: “Why you go and have children when you can’t feed them?”

Anyway the young woman closes her purse and walks away, only to be followed by the beggar.

May I ask what department I can go to get a licence to kick conmen in the front?

Allen Lockington

Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

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