Descision by three teacher unions in Ghana to close down schools if government fails to supply food to students across the country has spoked out Officials of the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO).
Leadership of the latter organisation has issued a press statement by way of response to the yet to be effected displeasure of members of Ghana National Association of Teachers by(GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-GH).
They have given excuses that “there has been genuine challenges relating to the supply of some specific food commodities”.
Provided below is a copy of an official press statement signed by the Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs Mr. Emmanuel J.K Arthur;
March 10, 2021.
REACTION TO PRESS RELEASE BY TEACHER UNIONS ON FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION IN PUBLIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
The National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) has taken notice of the concerns raised by three teacher unions; Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers – Ghana (CCT-GH) in their Press Release to the media on Wednesday March 10, 2021.
We wish to acknowledge that there has been genuine challenges relating to the supply of some specific food commodities and wish to assure that frantic efforts have been underway to address the concerns raised, particularly in ensuring adequate and regular supply of food to the schools.
It is our fervent hope that the challenges will be resolved in a timeous manner in order to avert any potential closure of our schools.
Emmanuel J.K Arthur
Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs.