Government Will Clear All Arrears Owed Caterers - Minister

Madam Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has assured caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP) that government would soon pay all arrears owed them.

She said government had already made GHC186 million payment through the Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP) to sustain the programme and asked the caterers to keep faith with government.

The Minister said this at Hohoe when she paid a working visit to the Volta Region.

She was unhappy that some caterers gave wrong numbers of pupils they were feeding to cheat the system and said auditing was ongoing and such caterers would be dealt with.

Dr. Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah, the National Coordinator, Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP), said the Programme would continue to train caterers and ensure that children were served nutritious meals at school and urged the caterers to work diligently to justify their engagement.

She appealed to them to add fruits to the meals, at least once a week.