Food Shortage Hits SHS schools in Upper East Region
our suppliers no longer source our food, they tell us the government of Ghana has not paid them for some time now, no plea by me will even make them soften their stance, according to the teachers
Senior High Schools in the Upper East Region have been hit by a food shortage.
Soiree News 24 (SN24) reports that some Senior High schools in the Region were given emergency feed for only 2 weeks since schools reopened on 15th January 2021.
The schools have since not received food supplies from their suppliers for the last two weeks, hereafter the shortage.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with SN24 News in anonymity, “some headteachers revealed that our suppliers no longer source our food, they tell us the government of Ghana has not paid them for some time now. No plea by me will even make them soften their stance. And we understand them”.
” We have to announce to the students what the situation is for them to bear with us.” One headteacher said.
“As I speak with you, we only have palm oil in our store and that is what we are managing small, small” a teacher revealed.
Some students of the schools said they have abandoned the national menu which is supposed to be followed by all Senior High Schools in Ghana due to the scarcity of food.
”Sometimes we have Gari but no beans or Kenkey and no sardine. So we cannot follow the national menu. We are managing with what we have until sometime come,” the students acknowledged.
Authorities of the Schools say they will be compelled to shut down the schools next week or two if the situation is not fixed.
James Adombire, Upper East Region