The National Food Suppliers Association has threatened to stage a protest at the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) if they do not receive their overdue payments for supplying food to schools under the Free SHS policy.
The Association said it has been waiting for two years to get paid by NAFCO, which is responsible for procuring and distributing food items to public senior high schools in Ghana.
The Association met with the Education Minister to discuss their grievances, but they were not satisfied with the assurances given by NAFCO that the Finance Ministry will release funds soon to settle their debts.
Kwaku Amedume, the spokesperson for the Association, said they have lost trust in NAFCO’s promises and they want to see action instead.
He said their money has been losing value over time and they are facing financial difficulties as a result of NAFCO’s delay.
He said they will not relent on their plan to picket at NAFCO’s premises until they get their money.
The Association issued a 14-day ultimatum to NAFCO on May 25, which is AU Day, to pay them their arrears or face their wrath.