November 28, 2023

The Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Ghana’s Parliament, Peter Nortsu Kotoe has revealed that the Ministry of Education has distributed about five thousand metric tons of maggot infested rice to Senior High Schools across the country to feed students.

According to the Akatsi North lawmaker, a rice by name LAMENS from India which was imported to Ghana in 2021 as the importer failed to pay the duty was stored in a warehouse and in a process, it has been secretly removed and distributed to these schools.

The MP made this known when he took his turn to debate the 2024 budget statement presented on the floor of the House by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

And further revealed that lands that belongs to schools most especially senior high schools are being sold; an example is the West African Secondary School. The worst of all he said government had land for UNESCO Ghana, yet the land has been sold and that is the only place for them to have their office situated. “We demand to know who sold the land and who benefited?”

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/