Akufo-Addo appoints Hajia Safia As new National Coordinator of the School Feeding Programme


In a move to maintain and further develop the School Feeding Programme in the country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Hajia Safia Mohammed as the new National Coordinator.

This decision comes after the unfortunate passing of Madam Getrude Quashiga, the previous coordinator, on Sunday, November 12, 2023.

Hajia Safia Mohammed is currently the 1st Deputy National Women’s Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Her new role as the National Coordinator of the School Feeding Programme will see her leading efforts to enhance school enrolment, attendance, and retention among students across the country. Additionally, she will be responsible for improving the overall health and well-being of the students involved in the program.

The School Feeding Programme has been an instrumental initiative in Ghana, playing a crucial role in ensuring that children receive proper nutrition while incentivizing their attendance and continued education. By providing meals to students, the program aims to alleviate hunger, enhance concentration, and boost academic performance.

President Akufo-Addo’s decision to appoint Hajia Safia Mohammed reflects the government’s dedication to maintaining the important role of the School Feeding Programme in Ghana’s education system. As an experienced member of the NPP and the Deputy National Women’s Organizer, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to empowering Ghanaian children through education and nutrition.

With her new position, Hajia Safia Mohammed is expected to introduce innovative strategies to further expand the reach and impact of the School Feeding Programme. By collaborating with stakeholders including schools, parents, and local communities, she aims to strengthen the program’s effectiveness in achieving its objectives.

The appointment of Hajia Safia Mohammed has been praised by many who believe that her strong leadership skills and dedication to the well-being of students will be instrumental in taking the School Feeding Programme to new heights. Her wealth of experience in mobilizing women and advocating for their empowerment is seen as a significant asset in ensuring the effective implementation of the program nationwide.

Overall, this appointment signifies the government’s commitment to supporting the education and well-being of Ghanaian students. With Hajia Safia Mohammed at the helm of the School Feeding Programme, there is renewed optimism for the future of education in the country.

By Vincent Kubi