The Overlord of Ashanti Kingdom, Otumfour Osei Tutu II says the government is struggling to create jobs for the unemployed citizens due to New Patriotic Party’s flagship program, Free SHS.

According to the well-respected King, the Free Senior High School program has helped some Ghanaians but has brought its challenges.

He asserted that the policy has put huge strain on the national budget and raises further challenges regarding the creation of jobs for the increasing number of graduates.

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.

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