‘Meals for basic schools to continue despite COLA strike’ – School Feeding Secretariat

Ghana School Feeding Programme
Teachers in Ghana are fighting the government for COLA

Caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP) will continue to provide hot meals to beneficiaries despite the ongoing strike by teachers in pre-tertiary schools across Ghana.

This is contained in a statement issued by the secretariat on Tuesday, July 5, following a directive by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to have school children kept in school.

The statement directed caterers that “provision of meals for its beneficiary schools continues until further directives from management”.

“All caterers must take not and act accordingly”, the release added.

During our visit to some schools in Kumasi, dailymailgh.com however gathered that schoolchildren had been asked not to come to school until further the strike by the teachers is called off.

Some caterers who spoke to dailymailgh.com fear the meals may go waste under such circumstances.

The teachers have declared a nationwide strike in response to the government’s failure to pay a 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).

They have described the government’s posture as insensitive adding that the COLA will cushion them from the harsh economic conditions.

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