Leader of legendary Hiplife group, Akatakyie Ebenezer Kwasi Okyere Asumaning popularly known as King Pharaoh has stated that the Free education policy is his idea.
In fulfillment of his 2016 presidential campaign to Ghanaians, President Akufo-Addo and his NPP government initiated the free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy in September 2017 after winning power.
The free SHS policy has now become an essential part of Ghana’s educational system. Speaking in an exclusive interview on Fresh Radio – a Germany-based Ghanaian radio station, the leader of the Akatakyie group, Pharaoh stated candidly that the Free education policy is his idea.
“The free education policy is my idea…In 2006, during Kufuor’s administration, Kufuor asked Ghanaians to help him govern the country by bringing out their policies – so when the people Kufuor deployed to go round and collect those pieces of information came to me, I wrote about the free education policy.
“Simply because I never had education; I wanted ordinary persons like those in the villages to get a good education so I wrote about free education”. Pharaoh told the host of the show P Fresh.
“So today, if the policy has been implemented, I am happy some parents are okay …My daughter is also a beneficiary of the policy…we are all suffering but with the free education policy, the government has done well on that,” he added.
Upon persuasion by the host to reveal whether he was an NPP sympathiser, the ‘Odo Esisimi’ hitmaker denied that, “I am not an NPP symphasizer…They made a lot of promises which they have still not fulfilled … I just like the free education policy.”
Akatakyie made up of Prince Kwabena Budu Asumaning better known as Kobby Culture and the leader, Pharaoh, in 1999, made a lot of waves on the Ghanaian music scene with their debut album, ‘Ghana Mbaa’.
They have many hit songs like ,Odo Esikyire, Esi, Odo Esisimi, Agoo and Ghana mmaa