The Ashanti Regional branch of the Progressive School Feeding Caterers Association Ghana is threatening to lay down their tools over reductions in payment of the approved school feeding grant and non-payment of arrears.

In a newsletter, the association says the authorities in charge of the program have failed to pay them the actual feeding grant of GHS 1.50 per pupil.

They claim to have been shortchanged by the secretariat as they are paid 30 pesewas less than the approved amount.
Caterers across the country persistently demanded that the government increased the school feeding grant from the original GHS 1 per child to GHS 3, owing to food price hikes.

Following several protests by the caterers, the government consequently agreed to increase the amount.

The association’s Secretary in the Ashanti region, Dorothy Ofori Sarpong speaking to the media said, they are calling on the Gender Minister to as a matter of urgency intervene because they don’t want to disenfranchise the sector in this election year.

According to her, they are urging the government to settle arrears for the second term of the academic year by the end of July 12, 2024.

She disclosed that, boycott their services if the government and the school feeding secretariat fail to heed their demands.

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