Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on Thursday, June 23, 2022, paid unannounced visits to the Offices of the Ghana School Feeding Secretariat and the National Buffer Stock Company.
The visit is to find out challenges confronting the companies following recent complaints about non-payment of school feeding Caterers.
The Speaker emphasised the need for challenges with the national school feeding programme to be quickly resolved.
In recent times, there has been some misunderstanding between Caterers of the programme and authorities over the cost of feeding per student.
In a bid to resolve the challenge, the Speaker paid a surprise visit to the National Buffer Stock Company and the National School Feeding Programme.
“I decided to spring this surprise to see on the ground how these agencies are struggling to cope with the pressure. I am trying to understand the challenges they are experiencing and how we can support them to do their work. It is a national issue that I did not want to be taken along partisan lines. We pass the laws and approve the budget, and therefore we should be on top to assist the government to put their priorities right.” He said