Tepa (Ash), Nov. 6, GNA - Five primary schools in the Ahafo-ano North District of the Ashanti Region, have been selected to benefit from the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) school feeding programme from January 2006.
The schools are Mabang Presbyterian primary, Manfo SDA primary, Asuhyiae catholic primary, Betiako D/A primary and the Tepa English and Arabic primary schools.
Eric Nana Agyemnang Prempeh, the District Chief Executive, disclosed this when he addressed the opening of a one-day training workshop last Thursday at Tepa for 70 facilitators and 140 learners of the literacy programme.
It was jointly organized by the Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly and the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
It was focused on enhancing skills of the facilitators and learners in income generating activities.
The DCE said under the NEPAD feeding programme, which is at a pilot stage, pupils in selected five primary schools in each of the 138 Districts in the country, would be provided with one nutritious cooked meal a day during the school session.
He appealed to parents in the district to take advantage of the school capitation grants and other incentive packages to send their children to school.
He made it clear that the appointment of DCE was political, but as the government's representative, DCEs were duty bound to facilitate the socio-economic development in the District without any discrimination and therefore called for co-operation between the people and DCEs at all levels.
Mr. Isaac Agyei Mensah, the District NFED Co-ordinator, appealed to the participants to take the workshop seriously to acquire the necessary employable skills needed to reduce poverty.