The National School Feeding Caterers Association wants an upward adjustment in the school feeding grant due to the skyrocketing prices of foodstuff.
The caterers complained that food prices have gone up multiple times but the government still pays 97 pesewas per plate, making it extremely difficult for them to continue cooking for the pupils and students in various schools.
Addressing the media in Accra, the Public Relations officer for the National School Feeding Caterers Association, Adizetu Amanuah Ankrah called on President Akufo-Addo to instruct the appropriate authorities to address their concerns immediately.
She also complained about the lack of communication on the matter.
“Are we going to get the increment or not? Or they are on it? We want to know. We want them to tell us something. They should come out and tell us something.”
Adizetu Amanuah Ankrah, however, said they expected a positive response from the government.
“That [there won’t be any increment] is what we don’t want to hear. So we are pleading with Nana Akufo-Addo to come to our aid. He is our father,” she said.
An initiative of the comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme Pillar 3 birthed the Ghana School Feeding Programme
It seeks to enhance food security and reduce hunger in line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on hunger, poverty, and malnutrition.