akwasi Oppong

Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Govt

OPERATORS OF the School Feeding Programme in the Ashanti Region are up in arms against the Mahama-led administration over non-payment of money due them.

According to the angry operators, government had failed to settle the debt it owed them which had lasted for about six months now.

They noted that from the look of things, government was not willing to settle the debt to save them from their financial woes.

According to them, their creditors are chasing them for the money they owe, pleading with government to quickly come to their aid.

About six of the affected people in Kumasi, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE, bemoaned that government was punishing them unduly.

They said they were about 100 people operating under the school feeding system in the Ashanti Region and none of them had been paid for six months now.

The leader of the group, who demanded anonymity, disclosed that all the operators of the system in the region were mainly National Democratic Congress (NDC) NDC women organizers and their deputies.

She therefore wondered why the President Mahama administration was refusing to pay them for services they had rendered the nation.

According to her, foodstuffs are usually given to them on credit basis but for the past six months government had not settled them.

She said the last time they received payment was the third term of last year, but that was even half payment.

The NDC woman noted that since that time they have not received any money from government, causing their creditors to chase them.

She said the School Feeding Programme operators in the region are in dire times as they could not even take care of their families.

According to her, their financial difficulty was affecting NDC activities as they could not attend party meetings like they used to.

She therefore appealed passionately to President Mahama to pay them the money due them so as to save them from their troubles.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi


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