The National Coordinator of Ghana’s School Feeding Programme, Mrs Gertrude Quashigah, has been reinstated less than 24 hours after the Gender and Social Protection Minister, Sarah Adwoa Safo sacked her by an official letter dated Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The first letter which was addressed to Mrs Quashigah said “this to inform you of the termination of your appointment as the National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding programme. You will be paid one month’s salary in lieu of notice as stipulated in your contract agreement”.
The letter further directed Mrs Quashigah to hand over to the Chief Director of the Gender Ministry.
No reason was however assigned for her removal at the time
But in a rather dramatic turn, in what insiders revealed was a power struggle between powerful godfathers in the NPP, Mrs Quashigah triumphed. The minister was ordered to reinstate the School Feeding boss.
Adwoa Safo said the first letter sacking Mrs. Quashigah was “an administrative error”.
See new letter below:
Mrs Gertrude Quashigah, was officially named national coordinator of the programme in March 2020 after taking over from Dr Kwame Adu-Nsiah who was also fired as MyNewsGh.com reported at the time.