The government of Ghana has released funding for Free SHS feeding in all second-cycle schools. The Free SHS remains an important education policy introduced by the Akufo-Addo led government.
According to the Ministry of Education, a total of GH¢316 million has been released to the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) and heads of Senior High Schools for the payment of food items for the School Feeding Programme.
Out of the total amount released, an amount of GH¢88 million was handed over to the NAFCO and heads of schools for the purchase of perishable food items and other items needed for feeding the students.
According to Mr. Felix Baidoo, the Press Secretary to the Ministry of Education, on May 14, 2021, released an amount of GH¢125,998,145.00 out of which GH¢83,184,673.00 went to the NAFCO and GH¢42,813,472.00 to the school heads for the payment of perishable components of the feeding programme
Again, he said on April 28, 2021, GH¢102,350,871.20 was paid to the Buffer Stock Company and heads for the first semester.
“The ministry is once again assuring all parents and other stakeholders that the Free Senior High School (FSHS) initiative is not under stress and government will continue to provide the needed resources to keep it running for the benefit of all,” it said.