The minister for tourism and creative arts of Ghana, Madam Catherine Afeku has assured the entertainment industry of the Garden City of Ghana, Kumasi, that the president of the republic, H.E Akuffo-Addo has not forsaken them contrary to the claims of many people in the media space.
According to her, they are only trying their very best to make the industry attractive for both local and foreign investors to want to invest. This assurance from the minister comes out at a time when many people in the Kumasi entertainment industry has consistently chastised the ministry for neglecting them.
For many of the people in the Kumasi industry, the promises the Akuffo-Addo led government made in their manifesto for the people of Kumasi, especially the building of an ultra-modern theater, has not seen the light of day ever since they took charge at the helms of affairs in the country.
The minister who was recently appointed as Chairperson of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Leadership Taskforce Group gave this assurance in a post sighted on her Facebook page by zionfelix.net.
The post, was basically to announce actor Bill Asamoah, president of the Actors Guide in Kumasi as the new tourism ambassador of Ghana.
Check out the full post of the minister below:
“Yesterday, Bill Asamoah was at my office to pick up his appointment letter as a Tourism Ambassador for Ghana.
This appointment was made after KUMAWOOD unanimously nominated him to be appointed as an ambassador after many months of deliberation.
Speaking with Bill, he revealed he was going to ensure the promotion of Ghana to the world through quality movies, and enhance the business aspect of film making to attract investors. He also intends to promote Government policies and agenda through Ghanaian films.
I also used the opportunity to inform him that, the Nana Addo led government has not neglected the people of Kumasi in terms of Tourism, Arts and Culture development as some media reports suggest, but instead we are trying our very best to make the industry attractive for both local and foreign investors to want to invest.