July 19, 2024
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Allow us buy food items to feed our students – CHASS to government

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has asked the government to allow headmasters and mistresses to purchase foodstuff for their respective Senior High Schools.

The Conference bemoaned the struggles they encounter with suppliers before foodstuffs are supplied to their schools. 

Due to this situation, the President of CHASS, Reverend Steven Owusu Sekyere, addressing the 61st National Annual Conference asked the government to heed their call. 

According to him, they are suffering at the hands of suppliers and it is unfair to them. 

“We are urging management to ensure a timely release of the entire funding for schools to make our work less stressful, and monies allocated for all activities must be increased significantly to meet the current market price of goods and services.”

This will help to provide our students with the required resources for their educational needs,” he said. 

He is of the view that allowing them to purchase their own food items would help eliminate the logistical and operational challenges that often plague food supply to the various SHSs.

“CHASS also passionately wishes to reiterate our plea to management to allow the various schools to procure the food items to feed the students. This has been our unblemished request for years, and it is due to the way some suppliers sometimes disappoint us in supplying some food items on time.”

“We are of the firm belief that procuring the food items by ourselves will reduce the logistical and operational challenges that come with it,” he added.

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