Heads of Basic Schools in Central Region lament exclusion from school feeding programme

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Some heads of Basic Schools in the Komenda Edina Eguafo-Abrem Municipality in the Central Region have passionately appealed to the government to consider adding them to the Ghana School Feeding beneficiary schools.

According to them the inclusion of some basic schools to Ghana School Feeding Programme will boost enrollment.

These Schools include Kowfuo Basic School and Atonkwa St. Anthony’s Catholic Basic School in the Komenda Edina Eguafo-Abrem Municipality.

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Speaking to Darling FM’s Nyansapow Timothy, the Head teacher of Atonkwa St. Anthony’s Catholic Basic School William A. Erskine stated that out of the 12 schools in the Etronoa Circuit, only, Atonkwa and Kowfuo have not been enrolled on the flagship programme.

The development, he noted, has gravely affected the punctuality of school children in the area.

“Pupils tend to abandon lessons and return home after realizing there is no sign of getting food to eat in schools ” Mr. Erskine added.

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The Headteacher disclosed this during the school’s 5th Annual Graduation for Kindergarten, Basic Six and JHS Final Year Students.

While, appealing to the authorities to consider adding them unto the programme, he said “We are also children of Ghana, our parents also pay tax, our parents also have the opportunity to enjoy whatever Ghanaian children are enjoying, so…. bring back our school feeding.”

Some parents from Atonkwa Community who expressed their frustrations over the matter indicated that several efforts to get the school included in the programme has proven futile.

They used the platform and pleaded on the Central Regional School Feeding Program Secretariat to work on addressing their concern.

“We want to tell the government that we are also part of Ghanaians and voted for them so they should also consider our children to benefit from the school feeding program.

“When it comes to this matter, we are worried and suffering because for almost 15 years we were promised but nothing has been done to it. We are asking President Akufo-Addo to intervene because parents are going through difficult times,” some parents complained bitterly.

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