Officials of the Ejura Sekyeredumase Assembly have suspended the school feeding programme which is having an impact on education, Member of Parliament of the area,Braimah Moammed Bawah has disclosed.
According to Braimah Mohammed Bawah the classrooms have been deserted with many of the pupils playing truant in his constituency.
He is now appealing to Parliament to take steps to help address the matter and compel the Assembly to start the implementation of the programme.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt.Hon.Prof.Aaron Mike Oquaye has subsequently referred the matter to the Education,Gender and Social Protection Ministries to investigate and advice.
The suspension of the policy early this year was as a result of the takeover of the management of the programme by party footsoldiers.
Shortly after the NPP won the 2016 elections, supporters of the party across the country went on rampage sacking women employed by the school feeding programme to feed school children.
In some cases, the women were attacked, their foods items destroyed and warned not to continue preparing the food.
The NPP supporters claim their colleagues in the NDC had taken over the management of the programme when the NPP lost power in 2009 and its time for them to takeover since they are back in power.
The Ejura Sekyeredumase Assembly therefore decided to suspend the programme entirely at least until the political interference is resolved.
That, Member of Parliament for Ejura Sekyedumase says this is having a toll on education in the area and must be resolved.