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NDC Women's Wing support NSFCA's rejection of proposed GHc1 to GHc1.20p increment of school feeding

National Women's Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it is throwing its supports behind the National School Feeding Caterers Association's over their rejection of proposed increment in school feeding programme allocation from 1 Cedis to 1.20 Cedis.


The National Women's Wing through a communique expressed their support full support behind the National School Feeding Caterers Association


In a communique signed by the National Women’s Organiser of the NDC, Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw, she said "We strongly urge the government to reconsider the proposed increase and thoroughly reevaluate its impact on the welfare and nutrition of our children"


"The School Feeding Programme plays a crucial role in providing nutritious meals to school pupils, ensuring their well-being and enhancing their educational experience"


The National Women's Wing of the National Democratic Congress added that it firmly believes in the importance of investing in the children's health and education.


They stressed that, it was imperative that the government's initiatives align with the actual needs and challenges faced by the stakeholders involved.


"The rejection of the proposed 20 pesewas increment by the National School Feeding Caterers Association highlights the concerns of catering professionals who are directly responsible for delivering meals to our children"


"Their rejection stems from a deep understanding of the practical realities they face on a daily basis, including rising costs, inflation, and overhead expenses. It is essential that we acknowledge and address these challenges to ensure the program's sustainability and effectiveness"


"While we recognize the need for periodic adjustments to account for inflation, a mere 20 pesewas increase does not adequately address the escalating costs faced by caterers. It is crucial for the government to engage in constructive dialogue with the National School Feeding Caterers Association and consider their insights and suggestions for a more reasonable and sustainable solution"


The National Women's Wing says it is urging government to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the welfare of school children by carefully reconsidering the proposed increment.


"We call upon the government to collaborate with the National School Feeding Caterers Association and other relevant stakeholders to find a fair and sustainable resolution that guarantees the provision of nutritious meals to our school pupils without burdening the caterers"


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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