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STATEMENT: Tourism Ministry Reacts To False Allegations About President’s Daughter
 
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11-Jan-2018  
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With reference to your publication dated on the 10th January, 2018, entitled Prez. Akufo Addo’s Daughter Abandons job @ Creative Arts Council, on your online media network www.entertainmentgh.com, has come to the attention of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture (MoTAC) which has direct supervision of the workings of the Creative Arts Council.

The Ministry therefore, wishes to set the record straight because of the mere false allegations by some faceless and mischievous groups or individuals, bent on tarnishing the image of the President’s Daughter in the person of Ms. Gyankroma Akufo Addo, who is the Director of the Creative Arts Council.

The publication was engineered clearly on the premise of parochial and vested benefits which are clearly not in the interest of the Creative Arts Council which MoTAC together with the said council are working tirelessly to champion their course, by improving their lot.

The article purported that Ms. Gyankroma Akufo Addo, has abandoned her official post at the Creative Arts Council and also refuses to show up at meetings relating to the Creative Arts Council held by the Ministry for a number of times, to say the least. This is a blatant lie in the highest order and in any case, if the allegation were anything to go by, the Ministry would take punitive measures to address the issue head on, rather than sitting on it.

Subsequently, at a MoTAC retreat at Ho sometime in December 2017, The Sector Minister, Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku, cautioned the various Heads and agencies under her Ministry to eschew laziness and a laikaidaiskal attitude to help move the aspirations and vision of the President in the improvement of the Tourism industry in Ghana, since any deviant behavior would not be tolerated.

As you may be aware the Creative Arts Sector covers a broader area, and apart from the predominant ones like the Music, Theater arts, Drama and Fashion, Ms. Gyankroma is working very hard to revive the lesser known Creative art areas such as painting, Drawing, Poetry, Beads manufacturing, Textile Designs among several others. If for nothing at all, her efforts need to be commended rather than having her name dragged in the mud.

Therefore, MoTAC is encouraged by the ingenuity of Ms. Gyankroma who is trying relentlessly to improve on these areas of Creative Arts, since the Sector has the capacity to turn the fortunes of this country and ultimately better a lot of these hard working Ghanaians who are into these sectors of the economy.

On this note MoTAC would however, entreat any individual or a group of persons who would have some qualms in the Tourism Sector to channel it to the Public Relations Outfit of the Ministry to be addressed.

Thanks.

Catherine Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in her introduction of the team to the media; said the nominations to the Council would be in consultation with Creative Arts Associations. She also said, as per their mandate, the team would also select veterans in the industry to form a five-member governing board, which would guide the activities of the Council. www. No unit under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has faced the most scrutiny as the Creative

Arts Council, since She has not been seen at the office for quite a long time, especially after the Council got its new office at
the Accra Tourism Expo Center,a reliable source confirmed to this website.

One source also divulged that, Gyankorama’s desertion of the Council started when the 3 member team faced some ‘frustration’ in getting an office and resources for its operations after it was inaugurated.

“She is operating from her own office and clearly, it has nothing to do with the Council, especially when she does not show up for meetings,” the source stated.

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in consultation with key stakeholders, appointed a threemember to lead the Creative Arts Council in March, last year and the team, as part of its terms of  reference, was supposed to embark on a road-show across the country, to nominate members that would make up entertainmentgh.com has tried to reach out to the President of the 3-member team, Mark Okraku Mantey on the neglect of the Council by Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, but he is yet to respond to the calls and messages.

The set-up of a 3-member team in March 2017, to spear head the activities of the Council– www.entertainmentgh.com remembers!

Reliable information gathered by www.entertainmentgh.com isthat, the Director of the 3 member team, Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, who is the daughter of President NanaAkufo-Addo, has jettisoned the office and her responsibilities as Director of the Creative Arts Council.

Gyankorama, who was appointed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture as part of a 3 member team for the Council that also includes Mark Okraku Mantey as President and Bibi Bright as Secretary– is said not to have shown up at the office of the Council for months “the Creative Arts Council.

Catherine Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in her introduction of the team to the media; said the nominations to the Council would be in consultation with Creative Arts Associations. She also said, as per their mandate, the team would also select veterans in the industry to form a five-member governing board, which would guide the activities of the Council.

www. No unit under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has faced the most scrutiny as the Creative
Arts Council, since She has not been seen at the office for quite a long time, especially after the Council got its new office at
the Accra Tourism Expo Center, ”a reliable source confirmed to this website also gathered that, Gyankroma has also failed to show up at meetings relating to the Creative Arts Council at the Ministry for a long time.

One source also divulged that, Gyankorama’s desertion of the Council started when the 3 member team faced some ‘frustration’ in getting an office and resources for its operations after it was inaugurated.

“She is operating from her own office and clearly, it has nothing to do with the Council, especially when she does not show up for meetings,” the source stated.

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in consultation with key stakeholders, appointed a threemember to lead the Creative Arts Council in March, last year and the team, as part of its terms of reference, was supposed to embark on a road-show across the country, to nominate members that would make up entertainmentgh.com has tried to reach out to the President of the 3-member team, Mark Okraku Mantey on the neglect of the Council by Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, but he is yet to respond to the calls and messages
 
 
 
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