Education

Gov’t releases over GH¢ 106 million for payment of school feeding grants

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

Government has released funds for the payment of school feeding grants for second cycle institutions in the country which are under the scheme.

The total amount of GH¢ 106, 697, 628. 80 is in respect of the third term feeding grant of 137, 300 students for the 2015/2016 academic year and 140, 264 students for the 2016/2017 academic year.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Finance, it stated that the funds had been released to the Registrar of Scholarships for payment of feeding grants for second cycle schools.

The ministry further indicated that it is processing the remaining claims for the 2016/2017 academic year.

This would come as good news for the suppliers, caterers and other stakeholders along the supply chain of the school feeding program which has suffered some financial setbacks leading to agitations by the service providers.

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana
Twitter: @NewsyMartin

 

 

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