The Minister Designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture has disclosed during her vetting at the Appointment commitee of Parliament that if approved as the Minister she will help promote Ghanaian Trends fashion-wise.
Answering a question from the Member of Parliament for Tamale South MP Hon Suhuyini on what she (Nominee) will do to promote Ghanaian culture in the lifestyle choices of the youth especially in the way they dress she said ” We are in a global village so we should fuse Ghanaian culture with global trends ”
MP for Evalue Jomoro-Gwira constituency in the Western region, Catherine Abelema Afeku takes over from Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, who has headed the ministry since 2013. She was MP between 2009 to 2012, and returns to parliament after emerging winner in last month’s polls.
She has also previously served as Government Spokesperson for Infrastructure, and has constantly stressed innate desire and strong passion for public service.
She’s also credited with making key inputs while in parliament, and serves on 3 committees in the house: The Road and Transport Committee, The Communications Committee as the Deputy Ranking Member and the Business Committee.
Established in 1993, the ministry functions to “develop and promote tourism and improve the capital city, Accra. These functions are aimed at optimising the socio-economic growth of the country through tourism-related activities and the promotion of environmental impact for the benefit of deprived communities with tourist sites in the country”