Ghanaian media personality, Mark Okraku Mantey has been named as the Deputy Minister-Designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture.
His position is pending approval by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
“The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, submitted to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the names of the following persons for appointment, as Minister of State and Deputy Ministers, in his new Government, for Parliament’s approval.
“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that, just as was done for his Ministers, Parliament will, on a bi-partisan basis, expedite the approval of his Deputy Ministerial nominees, so they can join the Government forthwith, and assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office,” Eugene Arhin, the Ag. Director of Communications at Office of the President said in a statement Nanaoseiike.com has come across.
Before his nomination, Mark Okraku Mantey was the President of the Creative Arts Council.
A section of industry players campaigned for him to be given an appointment.