Local child rapper Patrick Ssenyonjo popularly known as Fresh Kid has been appointed as a good will ambassador for street children.
Fresh Kid was appointed by State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Ms Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi on Friday.
His job will be to ensure that vulnerable children do not return on streets across the country. Fresh Kid will work alongside Kampala Parents prefects, Ahumuza Maria and Muyimba Kalton.
The minister was speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2019/2020 new prefects’ body at Kampala Parents School.
Ms Nakiwala added that Fresh kid along with the newly appointed school headgirl Maria Ahumuza and head boy Carlton Muyimba will be taken to the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who is the leader of government business, for approval.
This comes just days after the minister said Cabinet had approved Shs5.8 billion for resettlement of street children.
This was revealed by the minister of state for youth and children affairs, Ms Florence “Cabinet noted progress in the implementation of withdrawal, rehabilitation tracing and resettlement of the street children, and the objectives of the ongoing implementation of the street children action plan and this necessitated cabinet to approve Shs5.8 billion to enforce the strategic plan that was embarked on in June last year,” Ms Nakiwala said during a media briefing in Kampala on Tuesday.