Entertainment of Thursday, 16 February 2017
Controversial film producer, Socrate Sarfo, is not cut for a ministerial appointment, the CEO of Slip Music Mark Okraku Mantey has said.
According to him, he does not support the idea of making Mr. Sarfo the deputy minister for Tourism, culture and Creative Arts.
“I won’t be a hypocrite to change my words….I told him [Mr. Sarfo] that he is not ready,” he told Bola Ray, the host of Starr Chat on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
He said his choice for the said position was Kwadwo Antwi who has since been appointed by President Akufo-Addo as the acting boss of the Ghana Tourist Development Company Ltd (GTDC).
“They shouldn’t put him [Mr. Sarfo] there. They should do something else,” he added, saying, “I think that the perception about we need an industry person is not enough. We need an industry person who is ready, who has a wide knowledge of management because it is not just critics because we are not going to do a critique.”
He said the deputy ministerial position is more of a management issue and that for him renders Mr. Sarfo unqualified for the position.
Since the president’s nomination of Catherine Ablema Afeku as the Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts— the race for who to deputise her became a public debate.
The likes of Socrate Sarfo and Kojo Antwi have all been mentioned as possible names to be considered for the position.