Communications Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), George Ayisi, has reveaked that it cost the government of Ghana a total of GHS2m to feed citizens in locked down areas daily.
Mr. Ayisi said that each pack of hot meal costs GHS5 and averagely about 400,000 People are fed at least once on a daily basis as part of COVID-19 interventions by the government.
He however opined that it was better to provide foodstuffs to people to cook themselves.
“We are spending two million a day on the hot meals we are providing and it is not one person alone preparing the meal. It is spread across many people,” he said.
Speaking on the mode of distribution of the food, he said he has not seen any videos of Ghanaians fighting over food being distributed by NADMO but has heard such videos are circulating on social media.
”I’m yet to see the video of masses receiving food. NADMO officials have however been instructed to go by the social distance protocols.
“The thing is before we go there the crowd is gathered and they think the food is going to get finished but we have enough,” he said.