District Chief Executive (DCE) for Birim South, Richmond Amponsah Agyabeng disguised himself as a student to verify rumours about poor feeding in some Senior High Schools in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region.
Following reports about poor quality of food served in some Senior High Schools (SHSs) Mr Richmond went undercover as a beneficiary of government’s flagship programme, dressed like a student of Akim Swedru Senior High School and joined students in their weekly routine activities unknown to management.
“I have been receiving some reports that the quality of food given to students is poor. So I decided to verify that by dressing like a student at the weekend. I swept the compound, went to the dining hall and engaged in a number of activities with my ‘colleagues’ but realized the reports I received were false.”
The DCE stressed that it was the only way to determine the veracity or otherwise of the allegations and he was satisfied with the outcome following his interactions with students at the dormitories and dining hall.
“I visited the Achiase Senior High School in similar fashion and I can tell you that whatever people told me was not the reality,” he said
Mr Richmond promised to monitor the implementation of the free SHS policy to ensure that school heads do not sabotage the current Akufo-Addo administration.
The Akyem–Swedru DCE has so far done a lot of work distributing over 1,000 school desks to some basics schools in the district,.