Member of Parliament for Evalue-Gwira constituency in the Western region, Catherine Abelema Afeku has been confirmed by President Nana Akufo-Addo as nominee for the Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture.
She takes over from Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, who has headed the ministry since 2013.
Afeku was MP between 2009 to 2012, and returns to parliament after emerging winner in last month’s polls.
She has also previously served as Government Spokesperson for Infrastructure, and has constantly stressed innate desire and strong passion for public service.
She’s also credited with making key inputs while in parliament, and serves on 3 committees in the house: The Road and Transport Committee, The Communications Committee as the Deputy Ranking Member and the Business Committee – according to enewsgh.com.
Established in 1993, the ministry functions to “develop and promote tourism and improve the capital city, Accra. These functions are aimed at optimising the socio-economic growth of the country through tourism-related activities and the promotion of environmental impact for the benefit of deprived communities with tourist sites in the country”.