Music executive, event promoter and media personality, Mark Okraku Mantey has been named the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture.
The entertainment industry is currently in a jubilating mood as Mark Okraku has been named by President Akufo Addo to take up the post as the deputy minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, a move which many industry stakeholders have been hoping for.
Mark Okraku was appointed as the President of the Creative Arts Council by President Akufo Addo during his first tenure of office and this is certainly a promotion for the experienced entertainment business mogul.
A statement released by the Communication’s Directorate, Jubilee House dated April 21, 2021 signed by Eugene Arhin, the Ag. Director of Communications at the office of the president reads;
‘The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa-Addo, on Wednesday, 21st April 2021, submitted to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the names of the following persons for appointment, as the Minister of State and Deputy, in his new Government, for Parliament’s prior approval.
President Akufo Addo is hopeful that just as was done for his Ministers, Parliament will, on a bi-partisan basis, expedite the approval of his Deputy Ministerial nominees, so they can join the Government forthwith, and assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office’.