The Bono Regional Secretariat of the Ghana School Feeding Programme has dismissed a cook after it discovered a poisoned corn dough in her house.
On Friday October 6, 2023, Chiefs and people of the Wawasua Farming community reportedly found the poisoned corn dough at the house of the cook who had been contracted under government’s school feeding programme to cater for the Wawasua Municipal Assembly Basic School in the Sunyani Municipality.
Chief of Wawasua, Nana Aben Sumunkum reportedly called upon the police for further investigations.
However, the said cook has explained that the said poisoned corn dough was not for use in the school, but rather for use at home.
Following the incident, the Bono Regional Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Mrs. Doris Asomah has instructed all caterers operating under the government programme ensure that cooks keep food items in the beneficiary schools instead of their homes.
The implicated cook is said to have been suspended pending further investigations by the police.
Mrs. Asomah has sought the cooperation of the affected school as the secretariat is ensuring that the issue is resolved.