The Speaker of Parliament has constituted an ad-hoc body of five parliamentary committees to probe the activities of the National Food Buffer Stock Company and the National School Feeding programme.
Rainbow Radio’s parliamentary correspondent, Philomina Kuntu Blankson reported that the committees have been asked to look into the feasibility and sustainability of the organisations.
The directive comes at a time when there are reports of food shortages in Senior High Schools.
Also, some school feeding programme caterers have demanded an increase in the cost of feesing per student.
According to him, the AD Hoc Committee is expected to report back to the house by the end of October 2022 on the feasibility and sustainability of these two organisations on the two programs.
He said it’s very critical to address issues affecting the efficient implementation of the program as matters of national priority.
The Speaker gave these directives in Parliament after visiting the organisations on the 23rd of June 2022. to familiarise himself with the work they do.
The committees put together to form the ad-hoc committee are Education, Gender, Children and Social Protection, Health, Food and Agriculture, and Finance.