The leadership of the Ghana Culture Forum (GCF) has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal to discuss issues of interest to the sector.
The executives of the GCF called on the Minister to congratulate him on his appointment and to reassure him of their commitment to help resolve issues of culture in Ghana.
The GCF delegation was led by the Chairperson, Asare Konadu Yamoah, who is also the President of the Ghana Publishers Association. The discussions with the Minister covered key issues confronting the cultural sector and recommendations from the sector players.
Some of the issues raised were the review, enactment and implementation of the Cultural Policy and Cultural Trust Fund, Research and Data Collection and Capacity Building programmes in digital literacy and online marketing, cultural arts education and how to manage businesses successfully.
Dr. Awal, on his part, expressed his delight at meeting such an important network in the cultural sector and a collective mouthpiece of cultural practitioners of the various domains in the sector. He remarked that although the cultural sector has been faced with countless issues, he is keen on advancing a cultural agenda that inures to the benefit of Ghanaians.
Dr Awal also reiterated government’s readiness to work with all cultural practitioners/players and called for their utmost support for the success of the sector.
Present at the meeting were: the deputy minister designate, Mark Okraku Mantey and members of the GCF delegation including the General Secretary, Nana Otuo Owuoahene Acheampong; the Treasurer, Akofa Edjeani; vice chairman, Ahuma Bosco Ocansey; executive members Adwoa Amoah, George Bosumpim and Edwina Assan, Lawrence Agyemang and Administrator, Patrick Alabi.