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Caterers under the school meal program have refuted accusations that the government has issued funds to pay caterers in five regions.
This follows information obtained by Citi News that the government had paid caterers in five regions.
The caterers staged a protest in Accra on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, to express their dissatisfaction with the government’s failure to pay their arrears and boost their feeding grants.
Juliana Cudjoe, President of the Greater Accra School Feeding Caterers Association, told Citi News that no form of payment had come to her attention.
”I am not aware of any form of payment made by government. No caterer in any of the regions has been paid. Government should come again.”
The Ghana School Feeding Programme is a component of the Africa Agricultural Development Programme Pillar 3, which aims to improve food security and reduce hunger in accordance with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs) for hunger, poverty, and malnutrition.
A youngster currently receives 93 pesewas per day for a plate of meals from the government.
The amount is deemed insufficient to offer a sufficient and healthy diet for child development.