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General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017


NPP Chairman, DCE fight over school feeding

It was a war of words of words on Tuesday on a local radio station, Nkilgi Fm in Bole between the District Chief Executive (DCE) Madam Alele Veronica Heming for the area and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman as they traded accusation and literally abuses over the raging controversy of the school feeding programmed.

According to the Bole-Bamboi Constituency Chairman, Sulemana Zakaria the area has been allotted 26 slots, the Office of the Minister of Gender and Women Affairs Otiko Afisah Djaba took 8, the DCE took 12 to be shared to those who deserve them while the remaining 5 have been given to the NPP Executives.

This he observes is unfair considering the fact that they rather need a chunk of the allocation to satisfy party supporters who contributed immensely to its electoral fortunes.

In a related development, Women Organisers in the Ejuisu/Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region are also up in arms with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Serwaa Derchi accusing her of taking over total control of the School Feeding Program.

Over hundred polling station organisers in the constituency clad in black and red clothes besieged the office of the MCE to show their displeasure against her discretion to appoint non-NPP members as caterers for the School Feeding Programme.

According to the aggrieved woman organisers, Hon. Serwaa Derchi has failed to involve them as cooks and caterers of the feeding program in the municipality.

“Despite our much contribution to the party’s victory in the last general elections we are now being neglected by our own MCE”, they cried out to