Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

Following the recent reports of food shortage that hit secondary schools across the country, Member of Parliament for Yendi Constituency, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has made a donation of food items to Yendi Senior High School in the area.

The donation which was described by authority of the school as timely includes a number of cooking oil in about 15 jerry cans, 10 crates of tin tomatoes and undisclosed amount of cash.

This, according to the MP will help ameliorate the suffering or impact the food shortage will have on the students, particularly, on their studies.

“I made a modest presentation of food items and cash amount to the Yendi Senior High School yesterday”, Alhaji Farouk wrote.

“As leaders who have the responsibility over the welfare of our people, we have the duty to intervene at moments we are critically needed. Service, for me, is the very purpose of life and we live to serve granted the capacity”, he added.

The school’s authority was however grateful for the intervention, stating that the MP has always supported them whenever there was a need.

It will be recalled that senior high schools across the country were on the verge of being shut down as the food shortage situation worsened.

Though the Education Ministry had said foodstuffs were supplied to the schools by last Tuesday, after the Upper West Regional Chapter of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) issued a 7-day ultimatum for the delivery to be made.

It has, however, emerged that government failed to see this promise through.

In their defence, the Education Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Kwesi Kwarteng revealed that there have been challenges with the delivery.

The development has caused further agitation amongst heads of senior high schools across the country.

The Eastern Regional Chapter of CHASS is the latest to serve notice of a possible shutdown of the schools should government fail to deliver the supplies by the end of the week.

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