US-based young actor. Abraham Attah, has revealed that he volunteered to be an ambassador for the country’s Free Senior High School (Free SHS) education programme, contrary to reports that he was appointed by the education ministry.
According to him, it was an initiative his management proposed to the Ministry of Education which was duly accepted.
The Ministry of Education suffered a lot of backlash in June this year, after it outdoored Abraham Attah as the Ambassador for the government’s SHS programme.
One of the key pillars of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s campaign during the 2012 and 2016 elections, the Free SHS programme, is expected to roll out in September 2017, across the country.
Many argued, Attah is not domiciled in the country and therefore, cannot champion a cause that is meant for Ghanaian students.
Speaking in an interview with Doreen Andoh on the Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM, the ‘Beast of No Nation’ star stressed: “I volunteered myself. My team and and I worked on [it]. We went to see the Minister of Education and I got it.”
To him, he is excited about the opportunity to give back to society and does not care about the criticisms that have followed the outdooring.
“To be honest, I don’t really care about what they say that I don’t go to school here [Ghana] so I’m not fit to be an ambassador. I don’t want to listen to it because I hate listening to the negative stuffs.”
Asked how he will manage being an ambassador while in school in the US, the 15-year-old actor expressed his readiness to will fly to Ghana should there be any programme related to the Free SHS.
Since his appointment, Abraham Attah has been touring some Senior High Schools in the country to motivate students and distribute some footwears to them.