Mark Okraku-Mantey

Deputy Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture Mark Okraku-Mantey has re-assured persons in the creative sector that they have not been ignored.

In an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz, Mark Okraku-Mantey mentioned that Government is still committed to lifting the creative sector to a higher level as promised.

According to him, structures are being put in place to accommodate the projected growth of the sector.

“We want to re-enforce the strength of the creative industry. The market must be ready. I want to re-assure you that our positions have not changed,” Okraku-Mantey said. “President Akufo-Addo is still committed to developing the creative industry big time,” he added.

A fraction of industry players have complained that the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture pays more attention to the tourism and culture sectors while the creative sector is being ignored.

Many have also expressed their disappointment in the Deputy Minister claiming he should know better because he used to be a very strong advocate for the sector before going into the office as a deputy minister.

However, Mark Okraku-Mantey, in response to these claims, says that the government is preparing the sector for the massive growth yet to be seen in the sector.

He added that the Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture, Dr Awal Mohammed is committed to the cause and is working hard to grow the sector.

“We have not left the creative industry to just stay as it is. The market must be ready. You should see how Dr Awal argues for the creative industry around the table; as if he is a creative person himself,” he said via Hitz FM.