Mr Halifax Ansah-Addo, Public Relations Officer of Zylofon Cash and Managing Editor of the Publisher Newspaper have voted The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku as the Minister who has so far under-performed within the regime of the Akufo-Addo’s administration.
In a Facebook post sighted by thepublisheronline.com, Halifax also an artiste manager, described Afeku as the weakest link in the current government.
According to him, not even the Creative Arts for Change, mafia can be proud of records so far and aptly defend the works of Madam Afeku since her role as Minister Of The Arts Sector explaining that, he feel hurt seeing the low esteem of work as compared to more talks.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Evalue-Gwira-Ajomoro , Madam Catherine Afeku was appointed as designate Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture by President Nana Akufo-Addo at January 12,2017.
From day one of her appointment, almost every member in the Arts sector had great expectations for her but many Stakeholders in the industry have complained about the government’s inability to fulfil its campaign promises for the arts.
The legislator is a 49 year old serving her second term in Parliament. When approved, she was the second female to hold the affairs at the ministry after the immediate past Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare.
The minister hails from Axim, and holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration.
Read The Full Post From Mr Halifax To Madam Afeku Below:
Dear Minister Afeku,
In all honesty, you certainly need to up your game in championing the concerns of the Tourism, Culture and obviously Arts sectors.
The talk, talk, talk, talk, with very insignificant or mostly no work to show is becoming your style. Walk the talk.
I am suspecting that because you are one of the ‘few women’ in government and a Parliamentarian from the Western Region, it gives your appointment a strategic combination of gender cum regional balance, a factor that has protected your continuous stay at post.
If that immunity gets into your head and you use it as a form of job protection at the expense of productivity and hard work, well, your government would pay dearly for it in no time. Let me not remind you how it affects your political career prospects.
As a Parliamentarian, you seem to be doing very well for your people. Congratulations.
As a minister, you have been a deficit and arguably, the weakest link in this government. That is disappointing. Not even the Creative Arts for Change, mafia can be proud of your records so far and aptly defend you.
They may not admit this in public because of the larger interest of the party.
Your greatest power and tool has been your eloquence in explaining away your flaws. But you cannot continue to rattle excuses when we need a real leader capable of galvanizing the arts sector into some positive action.
We need a real leader for your ministry. someone ready to work with a sense of urgency, someone in a hurry.
A leader with the ability to listen rather than assume, a leader capable of rallying the best human resources to confront our challenges rather than play politics with every issue and sweet-talk everyone into nothingness.
A leader that would lace boots, enter the fields and engage the actual sector players to work in unison in quest of lasting solutions to the avoidable domestic and suicidal problems we ourselves have created for our Tourism, Culture and Arts fraternity, and not a high-heeled globe-trotter with a bigger appetite for being a tourist in foreign lands than attracting tourists home.
Certainly, you my very good friend with whom I have a close relationship has not been that leader you promised to be. And we are disappointed.
Fact that I am “whining” on social media is an indication that even those of us who say we are your friends cannot reach you anymore. And I am not alone…. several key stakeholders in the arts have suffered same.
Madam get up and work!!! Even the President, at his age, says he is in a hurry…..
Let me get another pen and a new pad.