The government has said it has released funds to the National Food Buffer Stock Company and the Senior High and TVET Schools across the country for feeding.
In a statement, the government said GH¢126,000,000 had been released to the National Food Buffer Stock Company for non-perishable food items.
GH¢72,106,603 was released to the Senior High and TVET Schools across the country to cover perishable food items & recurring expenditures.
The statement said the money was released over the last four weeks.
“The Public is therefore assured of the Ministry’s commitment to ensuring the timely supply of adequate and quality food items to all second cycle institutions,” the statement noted.
“The Ministry further reiterates Its dedication to ensuring smooth and effective distribution of other resources in its quest to improve and sustain quality education in Ghana.”
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools had been complaining about the delays in releasing the funds for feeding.
It also warned that many food suppliers had threatened to suspend supplies, while others had withheld the food supplies due to the non-payment of their monies.
Some headteachers had even threatened to close down their schools because of these feeding challenges.
Find below the full statement