- 七瀨 遙Lv 78 年前最愛解答
In Hong Kong, a free economy dominated by capitalism, poverty is inevitable. That is, poverty can never be eliminated. However, fortunately, there are something that the government can do to cushion its impact on the society and remedy the dissatisfaction it has brought to it.
One of the things that can be done is to help people get employed. There are many people in Hong Kong who want to work but cannot due to different reasons. For example, some women have children to take care of and hence do not have time to work, while some people can hardly work owing to their disabilities or chronic diseases. It is therefore important for the government to provide them employment assistance according to their specific needs. Say, more day care centres could be set up to look after the children so that the mothers can work during the day. Training sessions could also be offered to the disabled, in which they can learn to work efficiently in the workplace as normal people despite their disabilities.
Another thing the government can do is to use the Community Care Fund to help the poor. For instance, the fund may be used to finance community projects held by the non-government organizations serving the poor. In addition, the government may lobby public utilities like KMB to provide extra discounts to the working poor, so that they could be less burdened and have more money for education, which is the most promising solution to tackle poverty.
In short, there are lots of things the government can do to curb poverty. It is high time that the government paid more attention to the worsening poverty problem. It is hoped that there would be more effective policies dealing with poverty before it harms our society further.