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An Open Letter To John Dramani Mahama

Dear John Dramani Mahama,

I come before you with all humility and respect. I also wish you a happy father’s day. You have been a blessing unto many others far and near.

There are some concerns l need to raise as a matter of urgency and l hope you will take it in good faith and also alert your campaign team to take a look at when it comes to the creative arts sector/industry.

It’s of no doubt that you truly love the creative arts sector /Industry and under your regime, you made some great strides within the industry. I know many will wonder what exactly you did for the industry which is very remarkable and tangible.

1- It was under your regime that we had the first-ever creative arts personality becoming a deputy minister( ministry of Tourism Arts and culture ).

2- First ever recognition and elevating the creative arts from Tourism Ministry to “Ministry of Tourism, culture and Creative Arts.

3- Under your regime, you assented your signature to the National Film Authority bill becoming an Act (Act 935) on the 16th of December 2016.

4- The NDC also gave 2 million Ghana cedis as a fund to support another first-ever music research dubbed ” A comprehensive study of the music sector in Ghana.”

5- Completed the construction of the Accra Visitors Information Centre (AVIC) as one-stop-shop tourism information.

6- Established the Tourism Development Fund and directed it’s utilization to facilitate the financing of Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts programmes for the development of the sector. Just to mention a few.

This indeed is a mark of true leadership and knowing what you have under your sleeves……l pray it to come to pass.

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, lam sad when all these wonderful achievements are not touted by your communication team nor the creative arts players within the party but rather some sort to insult and disrespect industry players and spew ill about them.

With humility, l wish you advice and take action quickly. I am not here to mention names but if you do not stop these communicators, they will hurt the relationship you have built with the creative arts sector/industry in general.

This year’s elections is about issues, not insults. Creative Arts is waiting to hear what your MANIFESTO has for them, what your plans are should you be elected by the electorates to lead this very great Nation.

Kojo Preko Dankwa
0575655656
kojopreko@gmail.com

Abena Magis
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