MUSIGA salutes the Ministers’ for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts

The President, Leadership and Members of the Musicians Union of Ghana across the

Country wishes to congratulate the Honorable Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare and her able Deputy Minister. Honorabe Dzifa Abla Gomashie for their hard work exhibited so far in steering their Sector ministry.

This goes to underscore the fact that the duo is a clear example of a success story on affirmative action initiatives which calls for inclusion of women in our system of governance at all levels of our society.  Since assuming office in 2013, the two have gradually warmed themselves into the Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Structure.  An alignment fairly new in the governance Structure and system due to the inclusion of the Creative Arts industry.

The Hon. Minister indeed has availed herself and participated in all major events under the sector. In a recent VGMA car award presentation for example she surprised everyone present by the way she virtually sang the entire song by Samini. Her demeanor and leadership style continues to amaze even her critics when one get closer to her.  Her success comes with a dutiful assistance from her very affable Deputy and supported by dedicated working team.

As we share in some of their key strengths in the Creative Arts sector, a draft legal regulatory framework for the creative Arts sector is ready awaiting stakeholder validation.  This is in view of the fact that, the alignment of the creative Arts Sector to Tourism and culture is new and requires such regulations to guide the smooth operations of the new linkages that have been created under the entire Ministry.

As we speak efforts are underway to build an ultra modern performance theatre in Kumasi to serve the Northern sector under her leadership.

In the area of Culture Mrs. Ofosu Agyare and her team have worked to resume the celebration of the National festival of Arts and Cultre (NAFAC) for which this years’ celebration will be held in November at Sunyani.

In the area of Film, a draft Cinematography and film bill has reached a validation stage by stakeholders.

The Boards for the National Commission on Culture and the National Theater have been constituted for which they have started their work.

The Ghana Tourism Federation has also inaugurated Board a new under her able leadership.  Though the three main sectors under the ministry continue to suffer from inadequate public and private funding, efforts so far made are worth commending.  This is why we will salute and congratulate the Honorable Minister on her leadership style and wish all her working team very well.

We will continue to look up to them for some positive surprises towards a progressive development of Creative Arts Industry currently under her supervision.  We need more investment to drive the much needed change for growth and stability in our sector.


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