Mr Okraku Mantey's appointment was verified in a list of the President's nominees for Deputy Ministerial posts issued today and signed by Mr Eugene Arhin, the President's Acting Director of Communications. The film industry guru, who executive produces Efiewura and is also a specialist in sound engineering and music production/distribution, is a well-known member of the NPP, having advocated for the party during the 2020 election season.
Mark was the President of the Creative Arts Council before being appointed to this role.Mark's nomination follows the advice of showbiz insiders such as George Quaye, Sadiq Adams, and Prince Tsegah, who have all confirmed that he is the right man for the role.
Meanwhile, Shatta Wale has spoken out against the appointment, threatening to launch his own political movement against Nana Addo if Mark is appointed. Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, the CEO of Graphic Communications Group, has been appointed Minister Designate for Tourism, Creative Arts, and Culture, and Mark will serve as his deputy.
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