The National Food Suppliers Association has issued a warning that it may resume its picketing activities unless the government fulfills its commitment to pay them their outstanding dues, starting from July 17.
This announcement comes after the Minister of Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong, reassured the association on Friday, July 7 that the payment process for food suppliers would commence on Monday, July 17.
Earlier on, the National Food Suppliers Association, comprised of suppliers who have provided food items to senior high schools nationwide, resorted to a four-day picketing campaign at the National Food Buffer Stock Company. Their objective was to demand payment for the food items they had supplied.
Speaking to reporters, the spokesperson for the Association, Kwaku Amedume said his members are hoping government honours its end of the bargain.
“The Minister met us on Friday and gave us some assurances, but it doesn’t mean that we left the place because of those assurances. We left because we believed that we have created much awareness in demanding our money from the government and the Buffer Stock Company has admitted its indebtedness to us and has promised to pay by July 17, and we hope the government is able to pay as it has promised.”