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General News of Monday, 15 May 2017


School Feeding caterers boycott cooking; picket at Gender Ministry today

Pupils of public primary schools who are beneficiaries of the School Feeding Program will from today, May 15, 2017, have to depend on their parents for food during school hours following the boycott of caterers of the Program over non-payment of their contract sum.

The caterers numbering over 5,400 nationwide will this morning at 9am picket at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to demand for payment of their contract sum having worked for 148 days.

Spokesperson for the caterers, Maame Yaa Duodua Appiakorang, told Akwasi Nsiah on Kasapa 102.5 FM, Sunday, that their move is to draw the attention of the Gender Minister over their plight.

According to her, for almost a year now, not a single payment has been made to the caterers to enable them also settle their debts, a situation she noted, has brought a lot of hardship on them with some “even passing on”.