ECOWAS gave 2,750 tonnes of cereals to Government of Ghana to support the government’s school feeding programme under the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
The package included 1,000 tonnes of maize, 750 tonnes of white rice, 500 tonnes of millet and 500 tonnes of sorghum, which were stored in warehouses of the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) in Tamale and Yendi in the Northern Region.

The offer follows a request for cereals by Government of Ghana. Under the agreement, government will restock the warehouses to the tune of resources provided by March 2019. The cereals were stored in two warehouses in 2017 under the ECOWAS Regional Food Security Reserves to be used in the event of drought and disasters in the sub-region.

ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources Mr. Sekou Sangare explained that the cereals held in store were purchased from small producers in the region.

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