The Training Ministry states it has produced preparations with suppliers to present senior superior colleges in the Upper West Region with food stuff.
The regional chapter of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Educational institutions previous 7 days issued a warning that learners and mother and father could be compelled to just take up the price of feeding if the government unsuccessful to offer materials inside 6 days.
In a letter to the Regional Director of the Ghana Education and learning Assistance, CHASS pointed out that the food items suppliers contacted by the Buffer Inventory Firm, as nicely as local suppliers contacted to enable out are all refusing to do so, citing non-payment of excellent monies owed them by the govt.
This they say has exacerbated an previously dire condition in faculties in the region, with some colleges not getting more than enough provides to previous a 7 days.
Most schools had run out of maize, rice, sugar, palm oil and other oils, soya beans, sardine and mackerels, and Tombrown.
Speaking to JoyNews, the Public Relations officer of the Ministry of Instruction, Kwasi Kwarteng conceded that there had been issues with the provide of food to faculties in new moments.
He, however, noted that subsequent the intervention of the Instruction Minister, educational institutions in the area would get started getting provides setting up tomorrow, July 12.
“There have been reviews of food stuff shortages and prospective foods shortages in most of the colleges. I signify if you browse the presser that was introduced by CHASS Higher west chapter, plainly, they cited a possible food shortage, and centered on that the Minister of Instruction has had to act and intervene and as I converse with you preparations have been had for suppliers to source food to avert potential food shortage within just the region and some colleges that may well have that troubles.
“So sure we do admit there could be troubles but that does not suggest it essentially has to do with delays in payments, often it could have to do with logistical constraints like storage amenities. But we do acknowledge this has a lot more to do with the delays of the payment than the suppliers not obtaining the electrical power or the capacity to offer,” he stated.