The President of the Film Crew Association of Ghana (FiCAG) Samuel Gyandoh, recently praised the Director of Operations at the Creative Arts Council Frank Owusu, for his support and show of concern to the association till date. He said that Frank Owusu was a pillar and a necessary partner in the success of the Film Crew Association of Ghana, and his receptive nature to the film community and response to their problems, should be emulated. Finally, he recommended Frank Owusu as a perfect replacement for the position of the President of the Creative Arts Council; should the incumbent Mark Okraku Mantey be appointed as the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
The President of the Film Crew Association of Ghana (Ghana) Samuel Gyandoh described the Director of Operations at the Creative Arts Council Frank Owusu as a symbol of hope for the Arts Industry in Ghana. “Now, Mark Okraku Mantey is likely to be moving to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as we have heard. During previous years with Mark Okraku Mantey as Head of the Creative Arts Council, Frank Owusu was in charge of the activities of the Council and he worked so hard to get things done on the ground. So, why bring in a new face when Frank Owusu already knows the ‘in and out’ of the industry? So, my plea is that Frank Owusu be made the President of the Creative Arts Council for efficiency to continue”, he said.
Samuel Gyandoh further praised the Creative Arts Council for supporting the Film Crew Association of Ghana (FiCAG) and the Creative Industry. “The Creative Arts Council has really supported Fi.C.A.G. Last year, after being allocated an office by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Creative Arts Council provided us with some furniture. So personally, the Creative Arts Council has done its best; they were able to see the passing of the Creative Arts Bill by Parliament. And, now that the Creative Arts Council is an Authority, this will help all of us”, he said.
By Jerry Wonder