Government’s arrogant posture to SHS food shortage worrying – Parents


Some parents and guardians have criticised government for its supposed arrogance and indifference toward the lamentation of food shortages in senior high schools.

Calling into Joy FM’s Super Morning Show during an interview with the Education Ministry’s Spokesperson, listeners were furious about the ‘praise singing’.

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The Spokesperson, Kwasi Kwarteng, had earlier said there were abundant food supplies at schools including PRESEC-Legon, St Thomas Aquinas SHS and Konongo SHS.

However, parents who called into the Morning Show were of a different view.

While some lamented about the impact of the food shortage on their wards others fumed about the arrogance Mr Kwarteng portrayed on the show.

“What is he saying? He should just humble himself and listen to the concerns. He cannot just come and sit on radio and sing his praises. We all know that our kids are suffering in school, they [our wards] tell us that they are not being fed well.

“Has the PRO been roaming in all the SHS schools in Ghana? Headmasters are being victimized and when you are being informed, the arrogance you are exhibiting. You don’t even want people to talk,” one Fred fumed.

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Another caller known as Adu-Gyamfi added, “The PRO threw a challenge to you in the studio that follow him with your cameras to any SHS and I can bet my last pesewa including my haircut that there is no food supply in Schools.”

Meanwhile, Mr Kwarteng acknowledged the challenges the Education Minister has taken full responsibility for the current food crisis.

He further noted that Ministry is working earnestly to resolve the challenges across the country.


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