Let's ensure effective monitoring of the school feeding programme

By GNA
By GNA

1/31/2012 9:00:54 PM -

Kumasi, Jan. 31, GNA - The Implementation Committees of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) had been urged to closely monitor the management of the programme at all levels to ensure high level of efficiency.

Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, said they should do everything to ensure that meals for the school children are prepared under hygienic conditions and well-balanced to improve their health.

He said the food should also be ready on time to prevent any disruption of teaching and learning in the schools.

Mr Sarpong made the call at the opening of a two-day orientation workshop for caterers of the programme in the Ashanti Region at the Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi.

The goal was to expose them to best management and health practices.

Mr Sarpong said all should accept to play their expected roles well to help realize the twin objective of boosting school enrolment and make the economic situation of the local farmers better.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of some stakeholders whose actions and inactions, he said, were making it difficult to achieve the set objectives.

He urged the participants to take the workshop seriously for the success and sustenance of the programme.

Madam Anima Wilson, Deputy Regional Minister, spoke of the government's determination to strengthen the management of the feeding programme.

GNA