Report reaching DGN Online indicates that Gertrude Quashigah, the National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), has tragically passed away at age 63.
This devastating news has sent shockwaves through the education and social welfare sectors of Ghana.
Mrs. Quashigah, who also held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Ambar Quality Foods Limited, was not only a prominent figure in the field of hospitality but also made significant contributions to the Ghanaian food industry.
Her expertise and dedication were widely recognized, as she appeared on various media platforms to articulate her views.
Born on the 1st of February 1960 in Dzelukope, Keta, in the Volta Region, Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah had a strong educational background.
She graduated from Keta Secondary Senior High School and went on to pursue further studies in her chosen field.
Under Mrs. Quashigah’s leadership, the Ghana School Feeding Programme made tremendous strides in ensuring that children across the nation had access to nutritious meals.
The program aimed to enhance school enrollment, attendance, and retention while also improving the overall health and well-being of the students.
Mrs. Quashigah’s commitment to this cause earned her widespread admiration and respect.
Her sudden demise has left a void that will be challenging to fill. Colleagues and friends remember her as a compassionate and dedicated professional who tirelessly worked to uplift Ghana’s educational system and improve the lives of countless children.
Mrs. Quashigah’s legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire and motivate future generations.
The news of her passing has elicited an outpouring of grief and condolences from across the country.
Various government officials, educational institutions, and organizations have expressed their deepest sympathies to Mrs. Quashigah’s family and friends during this difficult time.
She was the wife of former Minister of Health and Agriculture in the Kufuor administration, Major Courage E.K. Quashigah of blessed memory.
By Vincent Kubi