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Socrates Safo denies lobbying for Minister for Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts job

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By Eventlabgh , in Celebrity Entertainment News , at December 20, 2016


Movie producer  and entertainment pundit, Socrate Safo has reacted to a campaign by members of Creative Arts For Change lobbying for him to become  Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts in Nana Addo’s government.

Socrates told that although he would gladly accept the position, he is not the person behind the campaign. According to him, movie producer Kofi Asamoah (Kofas) first called to inform him about the campaign adding reasons why he (Socrates) should be given the said position.

“Let me establish that I’m not behind the social media campaign. The first person who called to draw my attention on this thing was Kofi Asamoah. He sent me the picture. I even laughed after I saw it. He told me he wants to take it up so I asked him why and he said for him, that industry is one sector which needs someone who understands the field.

It is a different industry all together. I will equate to a field like medicine, if you don’t have passion for it, you cannot practice good medicine. A good doctor doesn’t just administer prescriptions but his personal touch alone heals even before the medicine.

So for him, Kofi Asamoah, we should get somebody that understands our challenges – that knows why there is division among musicians, who knows why there is division in the film industry so that in case there is any problem, he will understand and know who did what and how it will be solved. This is the sense he made to me.” 

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He added that:

“Then I got another call from Ashbowa. He said if you shy away from it as you do always and whoever is put there does not help the industry, Nana Addo will be disgraced. If the person put there tells us things from the book but those things are different from what are on the grounds, people will be frustrated.

If this makes the government that you campaigned for not to be able to deliver in relation to the creative arts, you will be blamed because you called most of them to join the campaign team.

Will you even be able to call them to come and campaign again for NPP in 2020? Leaving our fate in the hands of an outside will be dangerous for us.”

According to Socrates,  after listening to words from these persons and others, he concluded that he would accept the position if it is given to him.

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