-Abraham Attah was unveiled as the face of Free SHS in Ghana
-The decision has not gone done well with many Ghanaians
-Some critics think there can be a better candidate to represent the programme
On Thursday, June 22, the Minister of Education Matthew Opoku Prempeh at a short ceremony revealed “Beast of no Nation” actor, Abraham Attah as the ambassador for the flagship Free Senior High School Education Programme of the Akufo-Addo-led administration.
After the announcement, the public have reacted to the choice of an ambassador for the project. A section of the public believe that Abraham Attah, who also doubles as a Toms ambassador duly deserves the honor. As a result of this, the young actor has been showered with praise and admiration.
However, another section of the general public believe that the “Beast of no Nation” actor does not deserve the position. Many people have put in a word the register their displeasure at the choice of the Minister of Education. Showbiz critic and CEO of Vibes in 5, Arnold Elevanyo also shared his sentiments.
He was of the view that Kumawood young star Clara Amoateng Benson, popularly known as Maame Serwaa would have been a better option. He said that if he had his own way, he would have made her the ambassador instead of Abraham Attah. He was of the view that the position needed to be given to someone who was stationed in the country.
Abraham Attah is currently based in the United States and has been enrolled in school there. This reason alone, according to the entertainment critic was enough not to entrust such a role on him. He added that Abraham only flew into the country when he had to do something so it would be unfair to the other youngsters who are already in the movie industry and based in Ghana.
Controversial TV and Radio Personality, Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa popularly called Afia Schwarzenegger also expressed shock at the Ghana Education Service's choice to make Abraham Atta the Ambassador for the government's flagship Free SHS initiative.
The uproar that has been generated by the selection has warranted a summoning of the Education Minister to Parliament to explain his choice.
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