President Nana Akufo-Addo says the total number of student beneficiaries of the Ghana School Feeding Program has increased from 1,671,766 in 2016 to 2,980,000 as of October 2020.
In a post on his official Twitter platform, the President said the feeding grant per child per school-going day has also increased to GH¢1 since 2018.
The number of beneficiary pupils under the Ghana School Feeding Programme has been increased from 1,671,766 in 2016 to 2,980,000. The feeding grant per child per school-going day has been increased to GHS 1 since 2018. #YourWelfareMatters #4MoreForNana pic.twitter.com/ORJcnZk3K8— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) October 17, 2020
The President also announces that 73% of Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) beneficiaries have been enrolled on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for free.
He said 5,522 persons under LEAP have been linked to other support and productive programmes to “help them out of extreme poverty”.
The social welfare intervention projects, as tweeted by President Akufo-Addo also include disbursement of 80% of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) loans to female applicants.
The reason, according to him, is because women business owners are the backbone of the economy.
The tweets, hashtagged #YourWelfareMatters, further urged Ghanaians to grant the New Patriotic Party (NPP) a second term in office.