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School Feeding: Over 2K Bags Of Rice Supplied To SHS In Eastern Region

Twenty -Five (25) boarding Senior High Schools in the Eastern Region  have so far received a total of 2,038 bags of rice whilst 50 schools have received Sugar and cooking oil from the National  Buffer Stock Company.

Eastern Regional branch of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) sent a resolution to the Ministry of Education after an emergency meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, on the shortage of food in the schools and recommended for  Parents be allowed to feed their children or the schools temporarily closed down until the situation is fixed.

However, according to Mr Attah Gyamfi, Headmaster of Pentecost Senior High School who doubles as the Eastern Regional chairman of CHASS, distribution of food supplies are still ongoing hope all boarding schools will receive supply in the coming days to mitigate the food shortage situation.

“For the past five days, they have started distributing some food items in the region. Yesterday I had information that about 25 schools have received rice and sugar. The rice totalled 2,038. Then also same yesterday night I was informed they were offloading 800 more to be supplied to the schools that were in dire need of rice. With Sugar, about 50 schools have received Sugar. Yesterday we had zoom meeting with the Minister and we were promised from today schools will receive other food items”

Meanwhile, the Church of Pentecost has provided Ghc30,000 worth of Food items to Pentecost Senior High School in response to the food shortage crisis.

Source: Ansah

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