A three-man team, headed by ace music producer, Mark Okraku Mantey, has been appointed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture to the new Creative Arts Council.
In short ceremony at the Ministry’s conference room, Mrs. Catherine Afeku inaugurated the team with Mr. Mantey as its President.
The mandate of the team is to traverse the length and breadth of the country to solicit stakeholder inputs on who the rest of the constituents of the Council should be. The three-member team, according to the Minister, would also work in partnership with a technical team to determine to determine a Governing Board for the Council.
‘’It was based upon consultation that we realized that we need to consult widely to get the people who will form the Council to actually create a vehicle for this industry to be given the maximum attention that it deserves. It actually adds to the economy, the creative economy hinges on the creative actors and actresses and they need to be given the impetus to work to support the GDP.
So this the unveiling of the leadership of the Council and they will consult broadly and will come back with nominations to officially inaugurate the Creative Arts with its numerical strength and will be given the backbone to perform, ‘’ Hon. Afeku said.
Also appointed to the council is Gyankroma Akufo- Addo, daughter of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Director and actress Bibi Bright, who will serve as Secretary.