The Eastern Region Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS), Peter Attah Gyamfi, has disclosed that some 2,838 bags of rice and sugar have been delivered to 25 schools in the Region by the National Food Buffer Stock Company.
He is hopeful that more of the items needed would be supplied to the rest of the over 70 senior high schools yet to receive food items in the Region.
“As the government promised, the items have begun arriving in schools. Yesterday, 2,038 rice bags were distributed and 800 bags of sugar arrived in the evening.”
The CHASS Council on Tuesday, July 12 resolved to close down Senior High Schools or PTA bears the full cost of feeding students if the distribution of food is delayed further.
Some schools’ parent-teacher associations (PTA) had to voluntarily donate cash and items to support some schools.
At the Pentecost Senior High School in Koforidua, the Church of Pentecost had to support students GH¢30,000 to buy food items in the absence of government supply.
“The students have balanced diet meal this week, something they were starved of over months ago. I see them smile since Monday.”