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¢150m released for school feeding arrears

Government has announced the release of 150 million cedis for disbursement to caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme.

The amount is to settle most of government’s arrears for the first and second terms of 2018/2019 academic year.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Wednesday said disbursement has already commenced and will continue throughout the week.

“Caterers are therefore advised to check with their respective service providers for the release of their money,” it said.

It said government is mobilizing resources to pay the rest of the outstanding arrears for the remaining 15 days of the second term and the whole of third term of 2018/2019 academic year.

The statement has thus urged the school feeding caterers to exercise restraint as government resolve the issues surrounding the Ghana School Feeding Programme.

“We wish to assure all stakeholders of government’s commitment to sustain the programme and improve upon its service delivery,” the statement said.