When the daughter of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, was mentioned as one of the directors of the newly-constituted Creative Arts Council, critics and some stakeholders in the arts sector scoffed at the move. However, after 5 months of being ushered into office, Gyankromah Akufo-Addo has got a response for her critics – www.entertainmentgh has noted!
According to her, her critics will soon acknowledge her impact on the Creative Arts Council.
In an interview with Starr News’ Kwaku Obeng-Adjei and reported by starrfmonline, she stated that, she was put there because of her competence as an individual and not because of her father.
“My father is very passionate about the creative art and I have always wanted to make my father proud, and in this stance I’m not there as his daughter but I’m there as someone he knows can do the job, who is qualified for the job and knows can do the job; has the experience for the job and passionate about the job. And my proof is to prove to my President that I’m capable of doing it.”
In March this year, the Tourism Minister Catherine Afeku inaugurated a Creative Arts Council with a task to revise, ratify and implement the Creative Arts Bill and its passage into Law.
The council is headed by Gyankroma Akufo-Addo. Her appointment drew some criticism among members of the opposition party and industry players who questioned her background and efficiency in the Creative Arts Industry.