School feeding program has collapsed in Amenfi East – MP

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Amenfi East, Mr Nicholas Amankwah has expressed concern over the poor quality of food being served to children in public schools under the School Feeding Programme in his constituency.

The Legislator who was speaking on Dwaboase in relation to President Nana Akufo-Addo’s State of the nation Address, stated that the president buried various critical issues bothering the people of the country.

He said the state was broke such that caterers under the School Feeding Programme in his district had not been paid to cook for the pupils hence the pro-poor programmed has collapsed.

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) was launched in 2005 as the basis of Ghana’s social protection strategy, aimed at encouraging more children to attend school and ensuring they have daily access to a nutritious meal.

However, the freshman MP says the programme is struggling under Nana Akufo-Addo because of lack of funds.

“If you come to my constituency, school feeding has collapsed and the kids go hungry,” he stated while chastising President Nana Akufo-Addo for mismanaging the country in the past 7 years.

There have been concerns about the programme because the caterers are not paid promptly to enable them provide nutritious meals for all the children across the nation.

MP Amankwah believes things have gone wrong under Nana Akufo-Addo, saying that “I was expecting the president to be honest with Ghanaians, tell us that in the past 7 years he has brought untold hardship on us and apologise for driving the country into a ditch.”



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