“Mr. Speaker, the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) which provides one hot nutritious meal each day for 3,448,065 beneficiary pupils in public basic schools as of December, 2021 will be sustained. In 2023, the feeding grant will be increased to reflect the current cost of living. The programme will also strengthen domestic production by sourcing locally produced food from the National Buffer Stock company.”
Ken Ofori Atta said this when he spoke on the floor of Parliament today, November 24, 2022. He continued to say that the capitation grant would be sustained in 2023.
Government, he said, would also monitor, strength and address all the challenges with respect to the capitation grant.
“Mr. Speaker, Government abolished the charging and payments of all forms of fees/levies in all public basic schools and replaced them with the capitation grant in 2005. This has contributed to steady increases in enrollment over the years. Mr. Speaker, Government will continue to strengthen monitoring to address teething challenges in the implementation of the policy which include; timely release of the grant, misuse of funds, transparency and poor book keeping and value of grant amount.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana