Madam Juliana Cudjoe, president of the Greater Accra School Feeding Caterers Association, claims that members of the Association are facing contract termination threats as a result of their requests for payment of arrears owing to them.
Despite the fact that the school had reopened, she said that they had been unable to enroll because their tuition arrears from the two preceding terms had not been settled.
Mr Kwaku Frimpong, a School Feeding Caterer at Teshie Presbyterian Primary School, said: “From January to now, we have not received a penny. The situation is very worrying. As of now, many of our colleague caterers are even scared to come out and talk.”
Many of them, he claimed, had put all of their resources (money) into the scam and were left with nothing.
“It has even become difficult for some of us to go out these days because of our debt situation… we have been buying these foodstuffs on credit to cook.”
Meanwhile, Mr Siiba Alfa, Public Relations Officer, Ghana School Feeding Programme, said the threat claims were new to the Secretariat, adding that, they would look into the matter.