The leadership of the Ghana Culture Forum (GCF) has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal to discuss issues of interest to the sector.
The executives of the GCF called on the Minister to congratulate him on his appointment and to reassure him of their commitment to help resolve issues of culture in Ghana.
The GCF delegation was led by the Chairperson, Asare Konadu Yamoah, who is also the President of the Ghana Publishers Association. The discussions with the Minister covered key issues confronting the cultural sector and recommendations from the sector players.
Some of issues raised were the Review, enactment and implementation of the Cultural Policy and Cultural Trust Fund, Research and Data Collection and Capacity Building programmes in Digital literacy and online marketing, cultural arts education and how to manage businesses successfully.
Hon. Dr. Awal on his part expressed his delight at meeting such an important network in the cultural sector and a collective mouthpiece of cultural practitioners of the various domains in the sector. He remarked that although the cultural sector has been faced with countless issues, he is keen on advancing a cultural agenda that inures to the benefit of Ghanaians. He added that we must galvanize our collective efforts adding that his leadership approach was to look at culture, arts and tourism as a tripartite entity, thereby tapping on their singular strengths to collectively grow the sector.
Dr Awal also reiterated government’s readiness to work with all cultural practitioners/players and called for their utmost support for the success of the sector.
Present in the meeting were the deputy minister designate, Hon. Mark Okraku Mantey and members of the GCF delegation included the General Secretary, Nana Otuo Owuoahene Acheampong, the Treasurer, Akofa Edjeani; vice chairman Ahuma Bosco Ocansey; executive members Adwoa Amoah, George Bosumpim and Edwina Assan, Lawrence Agyrmang and Administrator, Patrick Alabi.
Source: Beenie Words