The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, says it regrets pockets of attacks against caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) in some areas in the country following the change of government.
“We are also aware that some individuals are instructing caterers to discontinue catering services they are providing to some Ghana School Feeding Programme beneficiary schools.
“The only authority mandated to abrogate, suspend or call for reconsideration of caterer contracts on the GSFP, is the Ministry of Gender, through the GSFP,” Mr. Kwesi Armo-Himbson, Chief Director of the Gender Ministry said in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday.
The statement said as part of plans to expand the beneficiaries on the GSFP to 1.3 million, the programme will be recruiting new caterers.
The statement said adverts will be placed in various media for this purpose.
“All caterers interested in providing services on the GSFP, are directed to their District Assembly Offices to pick up application forms and apply accordingly.
“As part of the recruitment process successful applicants will undergo medical screening and training to ensure persons identified deliver safe and quality services to beneficiaries on the Programme.
The Government in 2015 changed the sectoral responsibility for the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.