Monday, May 25, 2020

What Is The Role Of Social Welfare Department In Protecting The Vulnerable Groups?

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Foroyaa will approach the Ministry to find out how Social Welfare Department is positioned to assist the vulnerable groups during COVID-19.

This institution is established to address the concerns of the most vulnerable sectors of society. Hence it should have been the key institution responsible for the distribution of food assistance to the needy.

Gambia is a nation that has no welfare system to provide assistance to the needy without any stable source of income. Family support serves as the key source of support. Poverty is weakening the support base of families and government needs to strengthen the Department to enable it to provide relief to the vulnerable. A new policy is needed.

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