Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum had told parliament that the food shortage in the senior high schools across the country is due to the government owing Buffer Stock Company an amount of GH₵340million.
He disclosed this when he appeared before the House on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, to answer questions.
The Minister explained that the government was taking steps to settle the debts to help resolve the food crisis in our secondary schools.
“Mr. Speaker, the outstanding payment obligation of the Ministry of Education to the National Food Buffer Stock Company as of 20th July is 340, 296,866. 08 pesewas. Government is working towards payment of this outstanding obligation,” he said.
He said the government has already released and paid the Buffer Stock Company an amount of GHS 327,871, 809.10 pesewas this year.
He told the House that, although the current food supply situation was the best efforts are underway “to ensure that their systems are streamlined and funding goes to them so that they can supply the food to the school.”