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The Ghana School Feeding programme is one of the Government of Ghana's social intervention programmes. It was initiated in 2005. The policy is in line with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on hunger, poverty and malnutrition. The beneficiaries of the policy is always being increased by the governments over the years.
The National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah has been asked to leave her post (sacked). She took over from Dr. Kwame Adu-Nsiah in December, 2018 as the acting coordinator. Dr. Adu-Nsiah had been fired for over alleged corruption in the management of the school feeding programme but was later not found guilty. Mrs. Quashigah was named the National Coordinator officially in December 2019.
The termination of Mrs. Quashigah's appointment comes after there were some alleged corruption in the school feeding programme by 53 schools specifically in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The reasons for her removal from the post is yet to be given by the ministry.
According to a letter dated May 18, 2021, which was signed by the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, it makes it clear that the National Coordinator's appointment has been terminated and it takes immediate effect.
The letter states that Mrs. Quahsigah should hand over all official documents to the Chief of Director of MoGSCP.
The letter expressed appreciation to the national coordinator for the support she offered during the period she was in office.
Below is the letter:
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