The Management of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has suspended all cooking and feeding activities in all beneficiary schools across the country effective Monday March 16, 2020.
The Management has also postponed the planned Innovative Nutrition Initiative Training and Practical Cooking Demonstration for caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme in the Western and Western North Regions until further notice.
This follows the strict directive by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020 suspending all public gatherings including conferences, funerals, church activities and schools among others as a result of the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) in parts of Ghana. All the caterers are advised to adhere to the directives and help prevent the spread of the disease.
In strict adherence to the President’s directive, the National Coordinator of GSFP, Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah on the advice of the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs. Cynthia Mamle Morrison has accordingly recalled all Management and Staff who were already at Sefwi Wiaso in the Western Region on Sunday night (before the President’s announcement) back to Accra, as well as all training materials.
The School Feeding National Coordinator described as unfortunate and apologized to the caterers, all parents, beneficiary pupils, Regional Coordinating Councils, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, Ghana Education Service, Teachers and other District Stakeholders for any conveniences the suspension of school feeding activities due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 might have caused.