Former Northern Regional Minister, Prince Imoro Andan has decided to speak up on the issue of SHS feeding grants for SHS which has stirred up lots of controversy. He has chided President Mahama for allowing things get out of control under his watch.
There have been vague reports on the current situation of things as some sources say SHS students have been sent home indefinitely due to the non-payment of feeding grants by government, while some say the students are on their compulsory mid-term breaks.
But amid all the fuss, the ex minister has frowned at the president for not treating the issue of SHS feeding grants closure as that of high priority. He said Mahama ought to have solved the problem by now especially considering the fact that he (Mahama) benefited from the Northern free education policy.
The Minister revealed that asides being school mates, he and Mahama are direct beneficiaries of the free education programme, which is why it is quite shameful that students from different schools are forced out of school because of feeding grants.
Prince Moro who spoke on Citi News said that being an indigene of the Northern Region, the President understands well the intricacies in the developmental gaps between the Northern and Southern regions, hence he should have tackled the issue long before now.
“If the President who hails from the north is at the helm of affairs and this thing is happening, then I will say comfortably that he is failing us being a son of the region and that goes through his government,” he said.
The ex minister stressed on the rising need for such gap to be bridged. He said that students across the regions should have access to basic education.