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Hung visits elementary school in Miaoli over school lunch program

Hung visits elementary school in Miaoli over school lunch program

Hung visits elementary school in Miaoli

Kuomintang presidential contender Hung Hsiu-chu arrived in Miaoli as part of her election campaign to oversee the county’s school lunch program, reports said Thursday.

“Having a hot, healthy lunch prepared by the school campus can also be as nutritious as homemade meals,” Hung said, reminiscing that back in her elementary school days, she would have meals prepared by her mother as lunch programs weren’t that predominant back then, especially in the provinces.

Hung’s Jhunan Elementary School visit in Miaoli County on Thursday comprised of KMT legislators Hsu Chih-jung and Chen Chao-ming, Miaoli County Councilor Liao Ing-li, and among several others.

After taking a tour of the school’s central kitchen and getting a feel of its day-to-day operations, the presidential candidate discussed issues with school authorities over its newly-imposed free lunch program for students beginning this semester, whose fees will be funded together by parents and the Miaoli County Hall, reports said.

When asked about the government’s bounced check on lunch subsidies promised for the county’s elementary schools, Hung said she hopes to remove all the red tape and procedures on subsidy request imposed by the central government once she is elected.

“You can’t go petty on education, nor let children endure society’s hardship,” Hung said, adding that she pledges to keep the welfare of the children her number one priority.

Miaoli County Commissioner Hsu Yao-chang was supposed to accompany Hung during Thursday’s elementary school visit, but had to cancel his presence due to reasons unspecified. Instead, he was represented by his wife, Tsai Li-ching.

Updated : 2022-01-22 21:52 GMT+08:00