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ALL SCHOOL FEEDING ARREARS ARE PAID — Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has stated that the government has settled all arrears owed to the Caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

Presenting the mid-year fiscal policy review of the budget statement and economic policy of the government on Monday, July 31, 2023, he said the government will continue to sustain social protection programmes to protect the poor and the vulnerable.

The Caterers had proposed a GH¢3.50 allocation per meal for school pupils under the school feeding programme.

This comes on the heel of a counter-preposition by the government to increase the feeding grant from 98pesewas to GH¢1.20p.

Ken Ofiri-Atta said all caterers have had all their arrears paid.

Under the LEAP programme, he said the government disbursed a total of GH¢169.95 million as of June 2023 to 346,019 households comprising 1,533,748 individuals. This includes the increase of the monthly grant to beneficiary households from GH¢32.00 to GH¢64.00 for one-member household and GH¢38.00 to GH¢76.00 for two-member households.

Our target under this programme period is to reach about 8 percent of the population, that is 2.5 million people.

 

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