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10.05.2021 Social News

A/R : CID chase headmasters, bursars, accountants over corruption in school feeding in 53 schools

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
AR : CID chase headmasters, bursars, accountants over corruption in school feeding in 53 schools
10.05.2021 LISTEN

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has commenced investigations into over 50 schools in the Ashanti Region believed to be engaged in corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School Policy.

While not much information has been provided, it is understood that officials of some schools have in the past been involved in acts of exchanging food for cash.

Bent on getting to the bottom of the alleged corruption, the CID has written to notify the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ashanti Region directorate of the ongoing investigations.

“It will be appreciated if your office could cooperate and collaborate fully with the CID in carrying out the investigations,” part of a letter signed by the Deputy Director-General of the GES, Mr. Anthony Boateng to the Ashanti Region Directorate reads.

Meanwhile, all District directors of education have been asked to release headmasters, headmistresses, assistant heads, domestic bursars, accountants, and storekeepers who may be required to assist in the investigations.

Find below the list of schools alleged to be involved in the Free SHS feeding corruption.

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Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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