- Minister joins long queue of pupils of Adaklu-Helekpe to be served lunch
- Government's school feeding programme feeds over 6 million pupils across Ghana
Pupils of Adaklu-Helekpe in the Volta region found themselves on cloud nine after they were joined by Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Otiko Djaba, in eating lunch served from the Free Feeding Programme.
Madam Otiko Djaba is currently on a two-day tour to the Volta Region, and she took time off to monitor how the Free Feeding Program was faring in schools in the region.
The gender minister, therefore, joined pupils of Adaklu-Helekpe school on the dining table as they were served lunch by caterers of the feeding programme.
The school feeding programme is a government initiative aimed at reducing poverty and encouraging less-privileged pupils to attend school.
Over 6 million pupils are currently on the programme, with it also serving as a means of job creation, as local farmers are the main suppliers of foodstuffs to the caterers.
Madam Djaba stated that the reason for her visit was to hold talks with caterers and all stakeholders on how to improve the feeding programme further.
She called on the caterers to be true to themselves while advising them to remain committed to helping government stabilise the scheme.
She added that government will do its bit to ensure the needed infrastructures are put in place to make pupils more comfortable.
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