The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun investigations into suspected corruption in food supply at 53 Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region.
Many food items are feared missing and have been unaccounted for in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School policy.
Ghanacrimereport.com can confirm that management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has written to the Ashanti Regional Directorate of Education to ensure that all school heads of these suspected senior high schools and other officials involved in the alleged scandal, to co-operate with the ongoing investigations.
A statement issued by the CID a copy of which is available to the Ghanacrimereport.com lists some of the suspected foul schools as Adu Gyamfi SHS, Kumasi Anglican SHS, Kumasi Girls SHS, Kumasi Wesley High Girls, KNUST SHS, Mankranso SHS, and Opoku Ware School.
“The police service will appreciate it that all school heads and officers of the education service suspected to have a hand in the alleged scandal under investigations co-operate and collaborate fully with the CID in carrying out the investigations,” the statement said.
There has been widespread agitation and anger among school heads whose institutions have been captured in the ongoing investigations.
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has urged calm among its members following the development.
By Ebenezer Owusu Ansah
Attached are copies of Statements from the CID, Police and GES