The signs were pretty obvious and finally, zionfelix.net can confirm that the current Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has declared his intentions to contest as an MP in the 2024 general elections in Ghana.
The former programs manager of Hitz FM has disclosed that he will be contesting the Ayensuano parliamentary seat in the Eastern Region on the ticket of governing the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
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He made this confirmation when he spoke to Akwasi Aboagye, on Accra-based Neat FM.
Mark‘s confirmation goes to add him to the tall list of respected individuals in the Ghanaian entertainment industry who have declared their intention to contest to become MPs.
Already, there are the likes of John Dumelo (NDC) who is making a comeback for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat.
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There is also movie producer and CEO of Ghana Movie Awards, Fred Nuamah who has also indicated he wants to contest the Ayawaso Constituency seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
3 Media Networks’ former CEO, Baba Saddiq, is also vying for the Okai Kwei Central seat on NDC’s ticket.
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Mr Okraku-Mantey is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Slip Mark Entertainment.
Mark Okraku-Mantey has worked with several Ghanaian musicians including Lord Kenya, Kumi Guitar, Oheneba Kissi, Daasebre Gyamenah, Akyeame, and Adane Best.
Okraku-Mantey started as a disc jockey in the 1990s at Joy FM till he rose to the position of Programmes Director for Hitz FM both under the Multi-Media Group Limited