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The Eastern Regional Chairman for the Conference of Assisted Senior High Schools ( CHASS) Peter Attah Gyamfi has disclosed that some 2,838 bags of rice and sugar have been delivered to 25 schools in the region by the National Food Buffer Stock Company.

He is hopeful more of the items needed would be supplied to the rest of the over 70 Senior High Schools yet to recieve food items in the Eastern region.

“As government promised, the items have begun arriving in schools.Yesterday 2,038 bags of rice were distributed and 800 bags of sugar arrived in the evening.”

The CHASS Council on July 12, 2022 resolved that government closed down Senior High Schools or PTA bears full cost of feeding students if the distribution of food delays further.

Some Schools’ PTA had to voluntarily donate cash and items to support some schools.

At the Pentecost Senior High School in Koforidua, the Church of Pentecost had to support them with GH₵30,000 to buy food items in the absence of government supply.

“The students have balanced diet this week. Something they were starved off over months ago. I see them smile since Monday”

By Yvonne Neequaye|