September 20, 2017


The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Weija – Gbawe Constituency and a Deputy Minister for health, Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah has toured some schools in her constituency to monitor and assess how Primary Pupils are fed under the school feeding programme.

Speaking in an interview during a stopover at Oblogo M/A 2& 3 Basic schools whiles the pupils are fed, the MP stated categorically that as a Deputy Minister of Health, she is particular about the kind of food served to the innocent pupils in schools across the country, when asked about her motivation to tour the school to observe and assess the school feeding programme in her constituency.

“I am very much aware that pupils develop sound mind to learn when they are fed well; therefore it is necessary for me to have firsthand information on the school feeding programmein my constituency”, adding that the school feeding taken up by Government will take some financial burdens from parents.

“The food served to the pupils at the beginning of this academic year is best so far under the watch of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana”. She added that the President is committed to ensuring that pupils in all primary schools across the country are fed well so as to make them have a sound mind to learn.

The MP emphasized on the fact that she will visit the schools periodically to assess the kind of food served to the pupils.

She was swift to add that the country should have value for the fund channeled towards the school feeding programme, and encouraged them to manage the amount paid to feed the pupils as government advances plans to increase the amount paid for each pupils.

She applauded the caterers who were short listed in her constituency of the good task they’ve taken and urged them to be constant in cooking nutritious food.

Alice Abubakari/