Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II says the unemployment situation has taken a turn for the worst owing to the ruling New Patriotic Party’s flagship program, free SHS.
The monarch of the great Ashanti Kingdom said although the policy has helped to come to the aid of some Ghanaians, its demerits are staring gloomily at us which include wording the unemployment rate.
The Asantehene made the observation when he spoke at a Memphis in May event at the University of Memphis in the United States.
“The current government has introduced free education up to Senior High School, which now ensures that all Ghanaian children from whatever background are guaranteed free education.
“Considering the value to the nation, this must be one of the boldest policies of the nation but it also brings its challenges. It puts a huge strain on the national budget and raises further the challenge about the creation of jobs for the increasing number of graduates,” he said.