Clement Apaak, the Deputy Ranking Member on the Parliament’s Education Committee, has voiced contempt for the response the National Buffer Stock Company gave to protesting food vendors outside its Accra headquarters.
The Buffer Stock firm owes food suppliers GH 270 million, which is concerning enough, according to Builsa South MP Clement Apaak, but a statement issued by the firm provided neither the suppliers nor the general public with any assurances.
“The greatest information you can provide to our Secondary school kids after days of picketing and sleeping in your premises is that you owe suppliers 270 million dollars for supplies to feed them for two years?,” Apaak tweeted.
On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the members of the National Food Suppliers Association began picketing outside the offices of the National Food Buffer Stock Company. They have since been sleeping there.
The Association members said that they are owed 270 million dollars by the National Buffer Stock Company and that they will only leave the business’s premises after they have been paid.
The spokesman for the Association, Kweku Amedume, stated in an interview with Starr News that “since we can’t be at home right now, our house is not convenient because the individuals we borrowed to do business are on us. They wish to own our assets. Since the banks want to seize our possessions, we need a place to stay because our house is no longer comfortable. We’re talking about GH270 million, which was spread out over two years.