The Ghana School Feeding Programme of the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection in collaboration with the World Food Programme on Tuesday 3rd March, 2020, commemorated the 5th African Day of School Feeding at Wenchi Nkonsia in Bono Region.
The aim of the celebration is to raise awareness for the general public to understand the importance of the school feeding programme and showcase the success stories of the programme established by the African Union Assembly Decision.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, Hon. Freda Prempeh, stated that Ghana as a nation deserved to celebrate the African Day of School Feeding because of the successes it has chalked and the continuous rigorous efforts government is putting in for its sustainability.
The Deputy Minister noted passionately that school feeding has to stay, and therefore, called on all relevant stakeholders to play their active roles effectively in the implementation processes of the programme which will translate investments made into remarkable profits.
Mrs. Gertrude Quarshigah, the National Coordinator for the Ghana School Feeding Programme, disclosed that the Africa day of the School Feeding was instituted by the Africa Union Summit to recognise school meals as the world’s most widely used social safety net with multiple benefits for students, farmers and communities.