The Government of Ghana has sacked the National Coordinator for the Ghana School Feeding Programme.
A letter signed by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Sarah Adwoa Safo (MP) has detailed the termination of the appointment of National Coordinator for Ghana School Feeding Programme Gertrude Quashigah.
According to the letter addressed to Gertrude Quashigah, the termination of her appointment as National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme takes immediate effect.
“You will be paid one month’s salary in lieu of notice as stipulated in your contract agreement.” The letter said.
Though the letter has not outlined the main reasons for the termination of her appointment, she has further been directed to hand over any official documents or property in her custody to the Chief Director of the Ministry as soon as possible.
“We appreciate your Support towards the execution of the mandate of the Ghana School Feeding Programme during the period.” Sarah Adwoa Safo said.
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The termination of her appointment followed the directive of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to some shortlisted Second Cycle Institutions in the Ashanti Region to cooperate with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to immediately investigate alleged corruption in implementing the Free SHS Feeding Programme in 53 Senior High Schools.
Madam Gertrude Quashigah was officially appointed as the National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme in March 2020. She took over from the former National Coordinator Dr Kwame Adu-Nsiah who was also fired due to alleged involvement in corruption at the Ministry.
Gertrude Quashigah, before the termination of her appointment, was serving as an acting National Coordinator for about a year before her official appointment in March 2020.