Parents angry at attempts to block introduction of school feeding
April 13, 2018

Some concerned parents of the State Experimental M/A Basic School in Kumasi, have expressed concern over an attempt by the school authorities to prevent the introduction of the government school feeding programme in the school.

They have resolved to petition the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES) ...

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Cocoa drinks to be added to School Feeding Programme – Dr. Afriyie Akoto
March 21, 2018

Cocoa drinks will be added to the menu for the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has disclosed.

Addressing the media at a cocoa investors’ forum in Accra, Dr. Afriyie Akoto said this initiative by the Ministry is to promote local consumption of cocoa ...

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PWDs call for Assemblies to engage using ICT platforms
March 5, 2018

People with Disabilities (PWDs) have called on Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to incorporate new digital technologies which are disability-friendly into their engagements with communities especially since face-to-face meetings are often conducted in inaccessible venues for persons with disabilities.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Social ...

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The Poor Not Benfitting from Ghana School Feeding Programme
Nov. 10, 2017

Widespread political interference and a lack of government funding for regular monitoring have led to only 21 percent of the poor benefitting from the school feeding programme, the 2017 UN Global Monitoring report has revealed.

The report, which reviewed about 18 school feeding policies globally, said school food provision ...

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7-days pay for 125 days work an insult - Sacked caterers picket at Gender Ministry
Oct. 24, 2017

Sacked caterers under the School Feeding Program on Tuesday picketed at the Gender Ministry demanding full payment for 125 days of feeding school children in public schools.

A leader of the Concerned Caterers, Dela Agbenyu maintained they have only received 7-days payment for the work done in the second ...

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School Feeding caterers storm Gender Ministry over unpaid debts
Oct. 24, 2017

Scores of aggrieved caterers working with the school feeding programme have besieged the premises of the Gender ministry in Accra as they demonstrate to demand the payment of their outstanding arrears.

On Monday, the women threatened to demonstrate if their monies were not paid in full by the Akufo-Addo ...

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Caterers under Ghana School Feeding Programme receive training
Oct. 23, 2017

The Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) under the Feed the Future initiative at the weekend trained caterers in the Northern Region under the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) to integrate soy in food menus.

The training, for 18 caterers under the GSFP, mainly from the Sagnerigu District and the Tamale ...

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Government needs to double LEAP payments
Oct. 1, 2017

Remember when your GH¢ 100 worth of prepaid electricity credit would last almost twice as long? Or when GH¢ 50 paid at the petrol pump would take you miles and miles? Not anymore. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the cost of living in Ghana is continuously ...

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School Feeding Programme Contracts - Vigilante Group Cause Mayhem
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 ...

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U/E: Caterers kick against GHc180 rice for school feeding
Sept. 12, 2017

Caterers in the Upper East Region say they will resist any attempt by the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection to impose on them rice that cost GHc180 per bag for the school feeding programme.

At an orientation workshop for caterers in Upper East Region held in Bolgatanga, a ...

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Corrupt LEAP staff will be prosecuted
Sept. 6, 2017

The Minister of Gender and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba has served notice that staff under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme who will engage in corrupt deals will not be spared.

Her caution follows complaints by some beneficiaries that some staff are extorting monies ...

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Department of Social Welfare warns against extortion from LEAP beneficiaries
Sept. 5, 2017

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) has cautioned its officers engaged under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, allegedly collecting monies from beneficiaries, to stop the practice.

Mr. Emmanuel Kingsford Anipah, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the DSW, who gave the warning, said officers who would ...

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More Poor Persons Beneft from LEAP
Sept. 4, 2017

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has directed the national secretariat of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) to include fistula, autism, cerebral palsy, cancer and hemophilia patients amongst their beneficiaries.

This is because of their special needs and circumstances which cannot be ignored, said Madam Otiko ...

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Breast, cervical cancer patients to receive LEAP support
Aug. 29, 2017

Patients of breast and cervical cancer are to receive financial support from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme (LEAP).

Gender and Social Protection Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, who disclosed this said, the support will absorb some of the cost of treatment other medical expenses.

“The gender ministry…is happy to announce ...

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Caterers rally against 30% GSFP contract reservation for Gender Ministry
Aug. 27, 2017

Caterers working with the Ghana National School Feeding Programme, (GSFP) are incensed over what they describe as unfair treatment, the reservation of 30% of school feeding contracts in each district for protocol from the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection for the 2017/2018 academic year.

They are also ...

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