Thousands of cases Devondale dairy milk packets which were imported by the State Trading Organization (STO) has been forced to discard after reaching its expiry date. The dairy products were meant to be disbursed for student’s at the morning breakfast program at government schools across the nation.
Following the closure of schools due to COVID 19, STO allegedly requested the Ministry of Education for the permission to distribute the packets to students even though they were not attending schools. However, the Ministry of Education communicate back or facilitate this and the thousands of cases of dairy milk packets were forced to be discarded.
Though this was refuted by the Deputy Minister Ahmed Mujaahid, he did not provide any further details on this issue. Miscommunication and lack of coordination between the government bodies has lately resulted in similar cases in the current administration.