E/R: School feeding caterers accuse gov’t of delayed payments

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Caterers under the School Feeding programme in the Eastern Region have bared their teeth at government, for delaying in paying them their monies.

One of the caterers Vida Adum who spoke on Accra based okay Fm and monitored by BestNewsGH.com said she has lost a lot of money in the process of working as a caterer under the programme and wants out.

According to her, most of them had to borrow money from the banks at commercial rates to execute their part of the bargain of preparing meals for the students and are greatly indebted to the various banks, explaining that interest continues to accrue on the loans they contracted, a situation that has rendered them worse off.

‘’Now we owe a lot of people to the extent that when you are moving about in town, you keep hiding from creditors because you have credited from them and haven’t paid. This is really frustrating and I have to speak out. We are many but the rest are afraid to speak up, but I am suffering and I can’t suffer in silence’’ she averred.

The angry caterer also revealed that when the payments eventually come, it is always slashed and that they don’t get the full payment that they are supposes to be paid.

‘’As we speak now, a letter has come out that the next payment is ready and instead of the total of 72 weeks, they said they are going to pay only 50 weeks. So they decide how much to pay you, without negotiation whatsoever and this is not fair’’ she argued further.

Source: BestNewsGH.com

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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