GSFP probes viral video purporting sub-standard meals to pupils,
The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has raised doubts about the connection of a viral video to any of its professionally trained caterers as it conducts further probe into the video.
In the video, which is making rounds on social media, a faceless woman, perceived to be a caterer, is seen dishing out what appears to be a hot liquid substance – believed to be hot soup – to some school children who are served with a particular meal in their bowls suspected to be Eba, a common delicacy in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Eba is mixture of gari and hot water.
But according to GSFP, its preliminary checks could not establish the true origin of the video.
It said the face of the suspected caterer in the video could not be captured, neither the teacher seen seated with crossed legs.
“This, therefore, makes it difficult for Management to conclude, agree or accept that the suspected caterer in the viral video is one of our trained and experienced caterers,” a statement issued on Thursday, June 30 said.
It indicated that inasmuch as it is almost convinced the video may not be from Ghana given the container used by the suspected Caterer to dish out the supposed soup, management has alerted all 16 Regional Coordinators “to do their independent checks on the matter”.
“Ghana School Feeding caterers anywhere in Ghana have received the requisite basic nutrition and innovation training and are under strict instructions to serve foods in ice chests in order to keep the food warm at all times,” said the statement signed by Head of Public Relations Siiba Alfa.
“We also believe that if this incident had occurred in Ghana, the head teachers and SHEP Coordinators in the schools who are effectively collaborating with the Ghana School Feeding Programme to inspect and taste every single meal prepared by our caterers on daily basis , would have officially reported that incident to our regional or national secretariat by now.”
It urged all stakeholders to remain calm and rest assured that the bottom of the matter will be gotten to for “speedy” redress.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana
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