The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ghana has held a day’s Stakeholder Consultative workshop to comprehensively review the draft Operational Manual for the implementation of the programme.
The objective of the workshop was to ensure broader engagement with Regional Coordinators, Zonal Coordinators and other regional staff to solicit input to enrich the content of the Manual.
It was also meant to brief participants about the GSFP revised operations manual and its implications for staff, stakeholders and strategic partners; solicit regional staff input before validation to ensure shared ownership of the manuals; stimulate participants’ commitment and support in the new direction of implementing the programme with laid down procedures, and to address pertinent implementation challenges of the programme.
Speaking at the workshop, the National Coordinator of the GSFP, Mrs Gertrude Quashigah, said that her Secretariat is working hard to give school feeding a new face.
She, therefore, urged all the stakeholders including Regional and Zonal Coordinators to adjust to the new operational approach in order to help change the image of the school feeding programme.
According to her, the roles of the Regional and Zonal Coordinators are very crucial in ensuring the smooth implementation of the school feeding programme.
Mrs Quashigah noted that there had been several agitations from caterers and the general public about the operations of the Ghana School Feeding Programme because some Coordinators at the Regional and Zonal level have not been able to thoroughly discuss and disseminate information on the programme