MP-elect for Evalue Jomoro-Gwira constituency in the Western region, Catherine Abelema Afeku will head the Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Ministry, sources close to the president-elect have revealed to Kasapafmonline.com.
She will be taking over from outgoing Tourism Minister Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare.
Afeku was MP from 2009 to 2012, but lost the 2012 elections until her re-election in the December 2016 polls.
Catherine Afeku was one of the prolific female Members of Parliament in the 4th Republic Parliament. She entered the political scene during President Kufuor’s era as the Government Spokesperson for Infrastructure.
She earned the admiration of the media and the general public with her appearance on the National Television and other media outlets.
Madam Catherine Afeku always talked about her passion to serve the public in an elected position but she had a lot of obstacles. She stood in a predominantly CPP zone in the Nzema area but shocked observers and analyst by becoming the first person ever to win parliamentary seat in the Nzema area on the NPP/UP/PP ticket.
She has continued to impress with her stellar performance in Parliament. She has made several meaningful contributions on the floor and serves on Committees that are typically dominated by her male colleagues. Click here for a link to contributions from Parliament by Hon. Afeku. She serves on 3 Committees in Parliament. They are the Road and Transport Committee, The Communications Committee as the Deputy Ranking Member and the Business Committee.
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts has been realigned through Executive Instrument 2013 (E.I.1) to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian culture into all aspects of national life and to ensure the strong emergence of a vibrant creative economy to improve and advance the tourism industry.
The Ministry is to facilitate the interface between government, implementing bodies in tourism, culture and the creative industries as well as international and civil society partners.