School Feeding Programme Contracts - Vigilante Group Cause Mayhem

Published on : Sept. 15, 2017

The Sagnarigu District Assembly has been shut down following the destruction of properties there by some angry youth over the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

The irate youth, said to be members of the Kandahar Boys, a vigilante group linked to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), were alleged to have broken glass windows and doors of the District Chief Executive (DCE) office and vandalised some properties of the assembly.

Staff of the assembly who fled for fear of being attacked had not reported to work as at 11am during a visit to the assembly premises on Thursday.

Information gathered at the assembly indicated that the angry youth were not happy about the distribution of the GSFP to some women in the district besieged the assembly to attack the DCE, Madam Mariam Iddrisu, but did not meet her.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Yusif Tanko, confirmed the attack on the assembly by some youth.

He said the police was currently on the ground and providing security at the DCE’s residence.

Meanwhile, the vigilante group has vowed it will continue to unleash more mayhem on the Sagnarigu District Assembly until the DCE reconsiders the school feeding contract the group lost.

“We are saying that whatever she will do to give us that slot, she should do it or we will still have a case with her every time. Does she want the NDC or other party people to think that Kandahar has been rejected by the school feeding programme?”