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Senator Benguche: “Poverty Breeds Crime”

Alvin Benguche

Senator Benguche: “Poverty Breeds Crime”

Church Senator Bishop Alvin Bengunche focused his contributions on poverty alleviation. Senator Benguche contended that poverty breeds crime and as such the government must place emphasis on providing more opportunities for the marginalized. He noted that improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable is a priority.


Alvin Benguche, Church Senator

“For poverty alleviation, if we share and deal with these specific areas it will help to build children, educate children, to focus on women who must be employed and given employment opportunities, especially in the rural areas. Mr. President, poverty breeds crime such as we are seeing, perhaps not so much so in Belize, but one of our neighboring countries and we have to take note of that, that we must never as a country reach that proportion of crime. So we must seek to build on our people and move them out of poverty. I look at the ministry of infrastructure development and housing and continue on the subject of alleviating poverty, this is a vital area that the church is concerned about, the living standard of people is very important for us.”

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