A Development Consultant, Edith Asamani-Wasie says interventions made to prevent young girls from resorting to the streets to earn a living can be made more effective to address the persistent challenge.

In the case of ‘Kayayei’, Madam Asamani-Wasie said she appreciates the tremendous efforts made by Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs), the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, donor agencies and other development organisations to protect these girls.

However, she told Benjamin Akakpo on the AM Show Tuesday, that government and the aforementioned organizations can improve on their interventions to offer a more productive life to the vulnerable girls on the streets.

“I think we can do more in terms of ensuring that those who really deserve livelihood skills are equppied and withdtawn from the streets. For her, it is hazardous for young girls to engage in such means of livelihood.

Madam, Asamani-Wasie, therefore, recommended that girls who decide to pursue being “Kayayei” as their vocation must be helped to weigh the loads they carry in order to prevent them from causing harm to themselves as a result of the loads they carry.

“I know there are Apps that make it possible for items you purchase to be delivered to you at home without harm to anybody. “How do we ensure that these girls make use of technology to change the way they work”, Madam Asamani-Wasie quizzed.

JoyNews’ Justice Baidoo in a report, discovered Valentina Roberts, a teenager at the Agbogbloshie market who decided to become a head porter after her older sister refused to buy her a sewing machine to learn how to sew, instead advised her to go to the market and work.

Her sister subsequently gave her GH¢100.00 which she used to transport herself to the market to begin her vocation as a “Kayayoo”.

She has been in the business for two years after dropping out of school when she was in JHS 1. Valentina caters for her family with the money she makes as a “Kayayoo”.