Gender minister orders school feeding programme to reserve 30% slot for protocol caterers

The statement, signed on behalf of the minister by the acting National Coordinator of the School feeding programme, William Charles Quao, said the move is a “cabinet decision.”

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“30 percent of the schools in the district should be reserved for protocol from the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection…The Final selection form the district which excludes the 30% protocol should include strong women activists, female opinion leaders, other women executives, queen-mothers and members of women groups,” the minister said in a statement to all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives.

The statement also made the following directive:

A panel, under the chairmanship of the MMDCE, comprising the following members below, is to be set up immediately;

  • An educationist
  • A health practitioner
  • A caterer nominated by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection
  • Two women opinion leaders
  • One of the members should be selected as a secretary.

Forms should be sold at the stipulated cost of GHc50.00 and accounted to MMDCEs by 9/8/17.

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