School feeding: Caterers’ requests at this time will be challenging to meet – Previous MP

The previous member of Parliament for Okaikwei North, Fuseini Issah has said the request by a few caterers beneath the National School nourishing program to extend their cash at this time of the country’s financial challenges, isn’t the best. In his see, although discussions are continuing on this matter, it’ll be challenging to meet their demand.

Some of the caterers beneath the program have been on strike demanding installment of overdue debts owed them and an increase within the bolstering give per head. Speaking on the Modern Day appear on TV3 Monday, June 13, Mr. Fuseini Issah said “The issue of the school caterers, final week I did listen on other stages that installments have been affected so I am still not as well beyond any doubt what we are talking approximately with the extraordinary fees.

“The requests of the caterers to be paid ¢3 per child per day for bolstering, I think that this should be looked at since the introductory entirety considering around the school nourishing program is additionally to be able to utilize neighborhood inputs be it nourishment stuff,


The attention of the Management of Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has been drawn to some misconceptions and misinformation by some persons who are discouraging caterers from cooking for this 2nd term of 2022, claiming Government will not pay them for their services.

We want to state emphatically that:

Provision of meals for the 2nd term of 2022 commenced officially on 16th May 2022 and all GSFP caterers are expected to render cooking services accordingly (Letter dated 10th May 2022 referred)

The government will at all times honor its obligation of paying caterers for meals provided for pupils in every academic term.
Caterers who will cook for the pupils, including this 2nd term of 2022, will receive their payment as expected
Only caterers who will fail to cook for the term will not be paid, and those who will fail to cook for a number of days shall suffer a deduction of non-cooking days.
It is therefore NOT TRUE that caterers who will cook for beneficiary children will not be paid.

Consequently, we urge all Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies to ensure that all caterers are cooking in their respective jurisdiction as directed by GSFP

Please note: Management has noted your request for an increment in the feeding grant and is working assiduously on the matter. We are also working hard to settle all arrears, especially the 3rd term of 2021 arrears within the shortest possible time. We express our profound appreciation to all the caterers who are providing meals to our beneficiary pupils in spite of the delay in the release of their arrears.

source: 3news.com

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