The statewide strike of Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) caterers has been suspended.
At a press conference, GSFP National President Mrs. Charlotte Ashiakie Asante announced this.
She expressed her regret for the difficulties caused by the caterers’ unavailability to all affected schools.
Mrs. Asante, however, asserted that they remain committed to their original demand for an increase in the sum provided to each child.
In light of the current prices of goods on the market, she continued, “We still stand by our earlier demand that the government would facilitate the necessary processes to still increase the amount from the proposed GH1.20 to GH3.”
Additionally, Mrs. Asante advised the caterers to work successfully and quickly once classes commenced.
She told the caterers once more that there was only one organization recognized by the national secretariat and the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection for the program, so they had to stick together and work toward the same objective.
“The National Executive would like to strongly admonish all caterers to refrain from spreading falsehood and using the media for improper purposes or as a tool to denigrate the program, instead of using dialogue and the appropriate rules of engagement,” she continued.
More specifically, Mrs. Ashiakle asked that the gender ministry work with the caterers to resolve program gaps.
The GSFP caterers across the nation have been on strike in protest of calls for better working conditions and an increase in funding for school meals.