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Gari and palm oil main food for SHS students in Upper East Region as food shortage bites schools hard

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For the past month, various senior high schools in the Upper East Region have been struggling to feed students with the right quality and quantity of food. 

School authorities say gari, palm oil, and salt are the only food items left at the stores. 

Though they failed to speak on tape, they noted that they were highly worried about the situation as well as the student’s health. 

Confirming this to our reporter, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Richard Akumbasi, explained that he has received several calls from various heads regarding the situation, and has channelled same to the right authorities, but he has yet to receive feedback. 

He added that the necessary food items such as oil, rice, beans, and even maize were in short supply, thereby putting the schools in a difficult situation. 

“I can tell you that, after we re-opened schools, we don’t have oil, rice, groundnuts, or beans. It is just a problem,” he added. 

He added that his outfit at the regional level has made the necessary follow-ups to address the situation but has yet to receive tangible information. 

“We have been complaining to the authorities, but we are not hearing anything. What can we do? The available food items that are there will be cooked for the students.

He therefore appealed to the government to fast-track the delivery of the necessary food items to the schools.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana

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