Wayne Marshall says he is very compassionate towards the homeless folks he passed on the streets of Kingston on a daily basis and he is asking his fellow Jamaicans and the government to do the same.
Marshall says he is saddened to see the growing number of homeless people on the streets of the capital city.
The Ghetto Youths International singjay told the Gleaner that he believes more birth control could help eliminate the epidemic.
“As a Jamaican, it’s a horrible feeling that so many people are on the corners begging. I always give them a little of what I have when I can. I even know some of them on a first-name basis because I interact with them.”
“There are a lot of areas that the Govern-ment needs to pay attention to, but the homeless need to be put in a safe place. I went to Nigeria and as soon as the bus approached a certain area, about 50 homeless kids were running it down and begging. I fear Jamaica could reach that level.”
“The fathers and mothers have a role to play. These homeless kids have or had parents at some point. Parents must now gauge themselves on how much children you can manage – one man all have four kids and don’t know how he will support them. There is also an issue of teenage pregnancy, which might be a cause as well.”
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