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Ghana School Feeding

Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP)

The GSFP is a multi-sectoral programme that has objectives in education, agriculture, health and nutrition, and most importantly poverty reduction and food security. Based on the objectives, the following constitute the main activities of the programme:

  • Feeding children in public primary schools in deprived communities
  • Monitoring of feeding activities
  • Sensitize stakeholders and the public on the Programme
  • Provide a vehicle for increasing local food production through school feeding

The GSFP began in late 2005 with 10 pilot schools, drawn from each region of the country. By August 2006, it had been expanded to 200 schools covering 69,000 pupils in all 138 districts at the time with a plan to reach a total of 500 schools and 155,000 children by the end of the year.

The GSFP currently feeds about 1.7million school school children a day across all the 216 districts across Ghana (Approx. 5,000 schools/average 23 per District).

GSFP Regional Coordinating Offices: The Regional Coordinating Offices are staffed by a Regional Coordinator Monitoring Officers and secretariat to oversee district coordinators at the regional and district levels.

District Assembly: The actual implementation of the GSFP is at the district level using existing district staff and structures.

District Implementing Committees (DICs): It is a district level coordinating unit of the GSFP that exercises direct oversight over beneficiary schools in the district on behalf of the District Assembly. It oversees the implementation and management of all the components of the GSFP at the district level. Chaired by the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Chief Executive.

The Ghana School Feeding Programme under the Tech Driven Social Accountability for Results Project seeks to introduce tools and mechanisms that will allow citizens, communities, civil society and independent media organizations to hold public official and politicians involved in the implementation of the GSFP accountable and also strengthen the effective and efficient implementation of the Programme



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6 months, 4 weeks ago

I am a caterer and delays in reimbursement of funds to caterers interrupted regular feeding and strict adherence to menu

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6 months, 4 weeks ago

The initiative by gov't to add cocoa drinks to the school feeding programme is worthy cause as it promote cocoa consumption and add to the earnings of the country. Lets eat and promote our own

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6 months, 4 weeks ago

My child came back from sch and said the food served was nice. Kudos

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6 months, 4 weeks ago

School feeding programme monitors must be well resourced to report malpractises instantly for resolution

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7 months ago

There shd be a campaign by CSOs to include private schools in the GSFP!

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7 months, 2 weeks ago

caterers should be paid well enough to recruit extra hands so the kids dont wash their own plate

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7 months, 2 weeks ago

Gov't shd look into the way sch feeding contracts are awarded. Some caterers are not qualified and only in to make money

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8 months ago

How come private schools are not part of the sch feeding. parents of children in the privt schs also pay taxes

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9 months, 3 weeks ago

On what basis are contracts awarded to cateres?

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9 months, 3 weeks ago

Gov't needs find more ways of creating jobs under GSFP apart from farmers who r not even benefiting well well...its all caterers

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10 months ago

About time the programme is extended to all schools including private schools...we all pay taxes as Ghanaians

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10 months, 4 weeks ago

When school feeding programme contracts are awarded political party supporters, we end up having caterers who are not qualified leading to the children being served with poor quality foods...brings about corruption

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10 months, 4 weeks ago

Contracts to caterers shd be made open and not linked to political affiliations.

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11 months ago

Private schools also deserve to be placed under the sch feeding prog. thier parents also pay taxes

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11 months ago

Gov't shd align its work with all CSOs monitoring social protection to help better delivery

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11 months ago

Gov't needs to suspend this programme now as it may be the cause of the recent meningitis outbreak considering the unhygienic practices of caterers

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1 year, 1 month ago

Contracts under school feeding should be open and public to fight corruption. Prez look into it please

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1 year, 1 month ago

This is a very good project and need to extend to all social intervention policies

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1 year, 1 month ago

So far so good with school feeding...there should be monitoring everywere

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1 year, 1 month ago

Are the children suposed to wash the dishes of food they eat? this is bad

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1 year, 1 month ago

We are happy with the NPP and how its handling the school feeding and adding it to the free SHS. better government ampa

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1 year, 1 month ago

No issues with the GSFP in Ashaiman. my son says the food is rich

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1 year, 1 month ago

Since this programe is funded by Ghana moni then private schools should also benefit since we all pay taxes

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1 year, 2 months ago

The district secretariat tries to get us to buy products from their own saurces and expensive

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1 year, 2 months ago

Free SHS oooo on top of free feeding NPP all the way!

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1 year, 2 months ago

30% reservation of contracts by the MOGCSP is against the principle of fairness in public procurement and this will be an avenue to breed corruption in the sch feeding programme. How do we know the political affiliates are competent?

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1 year, 2 months ago

kids are being made to wash plates after eating...wasting their learnin time

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1 year, 3 months ago

Meals are prepare on the school premises and are always hot

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1 year, 3 months ago

The food is cooked in the school and is served just after cooking

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1 year, 3 months ago

Our meals are served hot always .Even we ourselves eat some.

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1 year, 3 months ago

All our meals are served hot for the children

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1 year, 3 months ago

The food is only one way, it come from home sometimes it's not all that warm.

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1 year, 5 months ago

Dear Tech Driven Social Accountability, Any news on when the caterers for the school feeding programme will be paid?

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1 year, 6 months ago

If we continue to politicise and award contracts to political affiliates the school feeding programme will be deviled with this challenges of payment

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1 year, 7 months ago

According to my understanding, the school feeding prog is supposed to cover all public schools but this is not the case why?

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1 year, 7 months ago

my child complains the food served is not enough and watery

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1 year, 7 months ago

you people told us that GSFP will buy things from the markets in the locality but the caterers bring their own food from other villages. concerned citizen.

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1 year, 7 months ago

some of the kids ran away from class after meals. We need to find other means rather free fold to solve truancy in our schools

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1 year, 7 months ago

People say we dont serve all the kids...ba we do...so far as they are the queue they get food. Hadjira, Ashaiman

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1 year, 7 months ago

Due to insufficient funds allocation, we are not able to serve big portions to the kids. Gov't should increase the allocation and pay us on time.

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1 year, 7 months ago

the caterers are serving very bland food in Ashaiman...my son complains all the time and food is salty too

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1 year, 7 months ago

We need a better monitoring of the way caterers prepare and serve food in AshMA

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1 year, 7 months ago

I did not hear the school feeding prog in the 2017 budget..has the new gov't scrapped it?

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1 year, 7 months ago

Gov't needs increase the supervision on the GSFP...the food served in the schs in Ashaiman is bad and one way. gari and soup nkwaa.

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1 year, 9 months ago

our children have endured persistent stomach upsets caused by poor quality of food served in the school....we want this project extended to Ada too. We want to express ourselves about the school feeding

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1 year, 9 months ago

The food must always be supervised as to who cooks and what is being cooked...we want the supervisors of the programme to taste some of the horrible food being served ...it is always Gari and soup and no fish...what is that?

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1 year, 9 months ago

This programme should not be partisan...lets get our children to benefit!