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Creative Arts has been neglected – Sidney

Barima Sidney

Barima Sidney is appealing to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to decouple Creative Arts from the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry.

The Ministry was created by the Mahama administration in 2013 to foresee and regulate organisations and activities under tourism and creative arts in the country.

Few years after the creation of the Ministry, many stakeholders have accused it of being biased towards the Creative Arts sector stressing that all attention is on only tourism.

Current Minister of the sector, Catherine Afeku, has had her own share of the criticism.

Rating the leadership of Catherine Afeku in a conversation with JoyNews’ MzGee, Barima Sidney said there was a need to alienate Tourism from the Arts to yield the desired results.

“I think she is doing well but the only thing I will say is, it is not her fault but I think combining tourism and creative arts is something the president needs to look at because tourism is taking everything from the creative arts. Tourism is big and they are pumping a lot of money in tourism and neglecting creative arts,” he said.

“So we will plead with the president to separate the two. Put the Tourism somewhere and let’s have the creative arts too,” Sidney told Prez Akufo-Addo.

Separating both Ministries is the desire of hiplife artiste Barima Sidney, who just released “One Day” which highlights the woes of his 2018.

Optimistic, this year will be better; Barima Sidney disclosed he will feature many of his comrades on songs this year.

Also on March 6, the “Obia Nye Obia” hitmaker will release “State of Affairs,” which is his assessment of the Akufo-Addo government.



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