The interdicted National Coordinator of the School Feeding Programme, Dr Kwame Adu Nsiah, has been cleared of allegations of malpractices and other related matters levelled against him.

A report presented by the three-member committee chaired by the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, indicated that no evidence was discovered to corroborate the allegations against the suspended School Feeding boss.

“The Gender and Social Protection Minister, [Cynthia Morrison] was unable to provide any tangible evidence to substantiate the allegation of widespread malpractices,” the report indicated.

It added: “No such evidence of mismanagement, impropriety or misconduct was established by our inquiry against the interdicted National Coordinator, Dr Kwame Adu Nsiah.”

Dr Adu-Nsiah on December 13, 2018, was asked to step aside for an investigation to be carried out against his outfit for alleged fraudulent deals.

The School Feeding Coordinator was accused of paying monies to caterers who have not been assigned to any school by the outfit.

However, Dr Adu-Nsiah, denied all the allegations. He said: “I have not engaged directly or indirectly in any malfeasance by awarding contracts to fictitious caterers, bloating enrollment figures and creating non-existing schools in the payment file.”

For this, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo directed that committee be set up to investigate the matter and other related issues of the GSFP.

After sitting 10 times, the committee discovered that the Minister and the interdicted National Coordinator had poor working relations that have been caused by two issues that arose between the two personalities before the Minister’s appointment and assumption of office.

“This led to mistrust and lack of confidence on the part of the Minister for the National Coordinator,” it stated.

The report described the suspension of the School Feeding Coordinator as “unfortunate and unfair” and therefore recommended that Dr Adu-Nsiah be reassigned to another institution within the public sector or be paid a three-month salary in lieu of notice of termination of his appointment.