President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey has reportedly being confirmed as the deputy Minister of Tourism, Acts and Culture.
This comes in the wake of controversies surrounding his appointment to the high office after a section of industry players and musicians kicked against his appointment.
A strong critic of Mark Okraku is Dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah who does not have any hope in him (Mark Okraku) to bring change in the Arts industry.
Shatta Wale has on several occasions urged the government to appoint a more suitable candidate for the position. The candidate according to Shatta Wale should be a visionary person who understands the indisutry just like him to help in its growth.
“We have not forced government to structure our music industry for us and so when we are there we will be hearing things like they want to take Mark Okraku Mantey as deputy minister for Tourism Arts and Culture.”
“We can’t live in an industry where we are moved by people who don’t even have the knowledge, who don’t know technology, who don’t know things about the music industry.”
However, as the saying goes ‘enemies are not God’ and so they cannot determine God’s plan for us. Our sources close to the Presidency have revealed to us that Mark Okraku Mantey has been given the nod to become the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
We expect the announcement of his appointment and others in a couple of days.
Source: Nana Kwame/ Smartandstuck.com