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Clarification: Ghc1.50 Feeding Grant Takes Effect From Second Term 2024 | General News

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The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), under the auspices of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, wishes to announce to our cherished caterers and all stakeholders that the proposed One Ghana Cedis Fifty Pesewas (GH¢1.50) increment in the feeding grant per each beneficiary pupil would take effect from the payment of the Second Term of the 2023/2024 academic year as captured by the 2024 Budget and Financial Statement of the Government.

All Caterers under the Programme in all the 16 regions should be rest assured that the National Secretariat is assiduously working through the sector Ministry to ensure a timeous release of funds by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to clear outstanding arrears using the new approved rate in the coming weeks.

The GSFP will like to reiterate that the recent payment for the first term arrears was based on a grant of GH$1.20, as captured under the 2023 budget. This means paying any amount other than what was approved by the Finance Ministry would have been extremely challenging.

The GHc1.20 paid for the first term covered 58 cooking days, which is also based on the numbers of days caterers were able to feed beneficiary pupils during the term.

The Government acknowledges the challenges faced by our caterers, and the National Secretariat can confirm that each caterer would receive GH¢1.50 per pupil per day in the next payment.

We kindly ask all Caterers to exercise a little more patience as we finalize process for the second term payment. We sincerely appreciate your ongoing cooperation and understanding despite the delays.

Meanwhile, the National Secretariat has directed that all Caterers who genuinely have issues of underpayment or no payment to immediately report to their Regional Coordinators for prompt redress.

Siiba Alfa
(Head, Public Relations)

Source: GSFP



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