The management of the Ghana School feeding program has officially announced the release of funds for the payment of caterers for the first term of the 2021 academic year. This is contained in a statement signed by the head of public relations, Siiba Alfa.
The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has disbursed an amount of GHC160 million out of the GHC213 million required to pay caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) for the 1st term of the 2021 academic year.
The disbursement of the funds which commenced on Friday 20th August, 2021, covered 62 cooking days of the 1st term.
The ongoing payment however did not include some regions such as the Western and Western North regions due to limited funds.
The Ghana School Feeding Programme has received strong assurance from the Controller and Accountant General for the release of an additional GHC53 million to pay the remaining regions as quickly as possible.
In line with Government’s vision and commitment to sustaining the programme and improving upon its quality service to beneficiary pupils, caterers are assured that all outstanding arrears would be settled within the framework of the programme’s contractual obligation with them.
GSFP also urges all caterers who have any payment related issues to contact our Regional Coordinators in their respective regions for speedy resolution.
Finally, the Ghana School Feeding Programme on behalf of the Government and the Ministry of Gender expresses its special appreciation to all Caterers for the services well rendered over the period; and encourages them to remain committed in feeding the 3,448,067 beneficiary pupils under the Programme.