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Food Suppliers Association Demands Payment of 2023 Arrears of GhC 230million.

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Food Suppliers Association of Ghana has appealed to government to pay the 2023 arrears amounting to two hundred and thirty million (GHC230million).

Secretary of the Food Suppliers Association, Mr. Patrick Effah addressing the members

According to the Association the whooping debt owed the Association has brought untold hardship to the members.

The Spokesperson for the group, Mr. Koku Amedume disclosed this to the media at the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Accra on Thursday (November 23, 2023).

Cross Section of Members of Food Suppliers Association

“We are looking at the 2023 arrears which has been with the Buffer stock for some time now. We are getting to the end of the year and our members need to be paid to offset the loans they took”, Mr. Amedume decried.

He further revealed that the Association has scheduled a meeting with Buffer stock next week and that the Association is hopeful to hear a good news.

The Spokesperson however commended the government for clearing the 2021 and 2022 arrears, emphasizing that the payment cushioned members of the Association to a large extent.

Spokesperson for Food Suppliers Association, Mr. Koku Amedume

Mr. Amedume later indicated their quest to prevail on government to be awarding contracts in the name of the Association as opposed to the individual basis that currently exists.

He explained that this proposal, if granted by government would enable the Association to track arrears owed members and curtail issues of inconsistencies on the part of members.

He added that this will further enhance the administrative correspondences between the Association and buffer Stock or Ministry of Education.

“What we want to do is we want to be given contract not on individual basis. We want contracts to be awarded to the Association

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The percentage that Buffer stock is awarding, we want to be given some percentage and some percentage from the Education Ministry”, Mr. Amedume reiterated.

This the Spokesperson said is intended to enable the Association demand for payments of arrears in the name of the Association.

“We want it this way so that we can fight for our members.

The Association used the AGM to elect new Executives which included Mr. Koku Amedume-Spokesperson, Mr. Patrick Effah-Secretary, Maa Bellis-Organizer among others.

Source:NewsFlashAfrica.Com

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