The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Mark Okraku Mantey has called on the newly inaugurated Folklore Board to work hard to ensure the realisation of the dream and passion of the President, Nana Akufo Addo for a vibrant folklore sector.
According to him, he agrees that without a vibrant and protected Folklore, the Culture and Creative Arts Sector cannot be developed and could subsequently break down the Tourism Ministry.
He made the remark during the inauguration of the National Folklore Board in Accra today at the Conference room of the Ministry.
The Deputy Minister expressed excitement at the membership of the board adding that his boss Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has a lot of expectations and confidence in the board to deliver and make a positive change to meet the expectation of a vibrant Tourism sector and also the largest contributor to Ghana’s economic development.
He congratulated members and urged them to put in their best to achieve set out targets.
The Board Chair, Professor Abdul Salifu-Asuro however on his part thanked the Ministry and the deputy minister for the confidence repose in them to add to the fortunes of the sector and meet expectations of the president.
He further urged the Ministry to speed up work on the Cultural policy which he explained plays an integral role in projecting the sector to support the work of the board.
The nine-member Committee which included Professor Abdulai Salifu Asuro, Chariman, Bernice Ann Deh-Kumah-Executive Director of the National Folklore Board and Yaa Atafua- Copy Right Administrator.
The other members include Mr. Yaw Oduro-Agyei, Mr. Philip Boakye Dua Oyika, Amy Frimpong (Nee Appiah), Josephine Ohene- Osei, Serah Norkor-Anku all nominees of the president cum a representative of the National Commission on Culture