The running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is alleging students of the Northern Senior High Schools are being starved and in some instances fed with maggot-infested food.
Dr Bawumia noted that because the NDC government has refused to pay feeding grants to schools in the three regions of the north since the first term of last academic year it has become next to impossible for the managers of the schools to operate.
“What saddens me is the issue of feeding grants for our schools. Today feeding grants for the Northern Schools have been in arrears for over 14 months. The Children are being fed on Maggot infested food, how can we sit and watch this situation continue? We have a so called Northern President who is in charge of the whole Ghana but Northern students in schools are suffering and starving,” he said whiles touring the Bolgatanga East Constituency.
The current situation has meant that students are fed on small rations of food which are mostly of poor quality as suppliers have refused to supply schools until the debts that have been accumulated are cleared.