Government releases GH¢106.6m for feeding grants
Government has released an amount of GH¢106,697,628.80 to the Registrar of Scholarships for payment of feeding grants to second cycle schools.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Finance said the amount was in respect of the third term feeding grants for 137,300 students for the 2015-2016 academic year, and also for 140,264 students for the first term of 2016/2017 academic year.
At the beginning of 2017, scholarship payments in respect of the third term of 2015/2016, the first term of 2016/2017, and the expected payment for the second term of 2016/2017, all amounting to a total of GH¢184,851,616.60 was outstanding, it said.
“The Ministry is processing the remaining claims for the second and third terms of the 2016/2017 academic year,” the statement added.