The government’s one hot meal programme has been hit by a suspected case of food poisoning in the Volta region.
Sources available to GhanaXtra.com indicates that some pupils of the Holy Spirit Basic School in Ho have to be rushed to the hospital right after taking the meal.
Some of the pupils reportedly started complaining prompting an immediate response from school authorities.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that over 16 pupils are at the emergency unit of the Ho Municipal hospital receiving treatment.
President Nana Addo Daquah Akufo-Addo speaking in update Number 15 on measure taken against the spread of Coronavirus on Sunday, August 16 announced the introduction of one hot meal a day for all final year students.
The intervention by government is to prevent students from going hungry and ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
“I have just instructed the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection to begin preparations to ensure that, as from 24th August up to 18th September, all five hundred and eighty-four thousand (584,000) final year JHS students, and one hundred and forty-six thousand (146,000) staff, both in public and private schools, be given one hot meal a day. This is to ensure full observance of the COVID-19 safety protocols”.