|Children’s homes face closure|
|Saturday, 02 June 2012 22:37|
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SOME old people’s and paediatric homes in the country are threatened with closure as it has emerged that they have been failing to raise enough money to pay for water and electricity bills among other basic needs, amid revelations that they have not been receiving Government grants, Sunday News can reveal.
The situation, if left to go on unchecked is likely to see an increase in the number of children living on the streets.
In an interview, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paurina Mupariwa confirmed the development saying Government had been of no help to children and old people’s homes in the country due to a constricted fiscus space.
She said Government was failing to pay the usual US$20 per person per month grants that it used to pay to children and old people’s homes, adding that a good majority of them were living from donor funds.