School Feeding: Ministry moves to raise feeding grant

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has entreated Ghanaians in various communities to do whatever they can to ensure the sustenance of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

Hon. Cynthia Morrison was speaking during a stakeholder engagement her ministry held in collaboration with the World Food Programme in the Ashanti regional capital Friday 23rd August, 2019.

The event focused on the dissemination of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) on the School Feeding Programme.

The engagement according to the ministry is to generate evidence for advocacy for increased investment in School Feeding in Ghana.

Hon. Cynthia Morrison noted that the objectives of the workshop is to share the findings of the GSFP – CBA and also draft bill with other stakeholders.

She added that the stakeholder consultation is also geared towards advocating for an increment in the feeding grant from GH₵ 1.00 to GH₵ 1.50

The one-day workshop brought together stakeholders in the GSFP.

Also present at meeting were the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, the MP for Tano North Constituency; Hon Freda Prempeh, the Acting National Coordinator for GSFP; Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah, the Country Director for the World Food Program Rukia Yakoub and some MMDAs in the region.

The Minister; Hon. Cynthia Morrison reechoed the government’s continued support to the program and called on the public to help in their own small ways in sustaining the program.

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