Mark Okraku Mantey, Music Producer and Programmes Manager of Hitz FM, has been appointed by the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture to head the new Creative Arts Council.
Mr Mantey would lead the Council, which was inaugurated Wednesday by Catherine Afeku, as its President.
The Minister inaugurated the Council at a brief ceremony at the conference room of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Accra Wednesday.
Also appointed to the Council is Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, daughter of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and actress Bibi Bright, who will serve as Secretary.
The three-member team, according to the Minister, would select the rest of the Council’s members and also set up the right framework for the council.
Mr Mantey’s topmost priority as President of the Creative Arts Council is to see to the revision, ratification and implementation of the Creative Arts Bill and its passage into Law.
Before exiting office, former Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare inaugurated an interim 32-member Council.
Membership of that Interim Creative Arts Council, which was headed by Mr Akunu Dake, included practitioners from Culture and Creative Arts bodies such as, Ghana Culture Forum, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Ghana Book Publishers Association, Association of Visual Artists, Actresses Association of Ghana, Copy Ghana and Ghana Fashion Designers Association.