Okraku Mantey to head Creative Arts Council

Music producer, Mark Okraku Mantey, has been appointed to head the Creative Arts Council of Ghana, according to information reaching Starrfmonline.com.

Mr. Mantey is expected to see to the revision, ratification and implementation of the Creative Arts Bill – and its passage into Law.

Former Tourism and Creative Arts Minister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, inaugurated an interim Creative Arts Council to regulate the industry before she exited office. The Ministry made some key creative arts policy interventions and strategies including coordination among key MDAs in the development of the creative industry, facilitation of access to finance and the export market for products of Ghanaian creative industry and facilitation of the establishment of a council for the creative industry.

The Council is expected to help the Ministry to fashion out appropriate policies and administrative structures that can propel the growth of the industry as a major pillar for socio-economic advancement.

Membership of the Interim Creative Arts Council, which was headed by Mr. Akunu Dake, included practitioners from Culture and Creative Arts bodies such as, Ghana Culture Forum, MUSIGHA, Ghana Book Publishers Association, Association of Visual Artists, Actresses Association of Ghana, Copy Ghana and Ghana Fashion Designers Association