Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal
Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal Hon. Minister
Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal is Ghana’s Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture. Before his appointment, he was the Minister for Business Development. He was adjudged the Most Business Oriented Minister of Africa, Designing Economic Development through Innovative Solutions. He was also named the Best Performing Minister and the Most Outstanding Minister in Ghana for 2018 and 2019 respectively. Dr. Awal was Ghana’s Marketing Man of the year, ‘2009’. Among other laurels, he has been accredited with developing an entrepreneurship policy for Ghana. During his tenure as Business Development Minister, Dr. Awal served as a Special Envoy of the President to a number of countries such as Hungary, Morocco, Italy, Central African Republic, Kenya, and Guinea Bissau on African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He also led business delegations to a number of countries including the United States of America, India, Turkey, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Qatar and Portugal. Dr. Awal is the former Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Limited, Ghana’s biggest media organization. He was also the Managing Director of Chase Petroleum. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Awal is the founder and owner of a number of companies such as Marble Communications Group Limited, publishers of The Finder Group of Newspapers, HMW printers, Marble Consultants and Marble Developers. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration with specialty in succession planning and business competitiveness from the Swiss Business School and three master’s degrees in various disciplines from different universities. He has Masters in Applied Business Research - Swiss Business School, Switzerland, Executive Masters in Business Administration (University of Ghana Business School, Legon) and Masters in International Journalism (University of Wales, UK). Dr. Awal has also done courses in Business Strategy at Harvard Business School, USA and oil production and management at Oxford, UK. As a graduate of three reputable Business Schools; University of Ghana Business School, Harvard Business School and Swiss Business School, Dr. Awal is committed to improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ghana. He has worked as a consultant for a number of organizations where he offered consultancy services in the areas of business strategy, management, marketing and communications. Dr. Awal has also consulted for Diplomatic Missions, Development partners as well as state institutions.
Mark Okraku-Mantey
Mark Okraku-ManteyHon. Deputy Minister
Mr. Mark Okraku-Mantey is the Deputy Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture, (MOTAC). Before his appointment as the Deputy Minister, he was the acting Creative Arts Council President where he engaged creative practitioners across the country vis a vis soliciting their inputs to facilitate the passage of the Creative Industries Bill and organising monthly Masterclasses to equip industry players on their various disciplines. He was the liaison between government and the creative industry for strategic decision making purposes. Mr. Okraku-Mantey from February 2014 – March 2021 was engaged by the Multimedia group as Programs Director where he was visibly noted for his creative skills in the Development and promotion of Programs. His specialty in ensuring good content and classic entertainment in TV production led him to always confer with Chief Operations Officer and production staff to discuss issues centred on production and casting glitches, budgets, policies, and entertainment content. Known for his accuracy and conformance to the rules and regulations governing the multimedia space, he was always involved in resolving programme log inaccuracies. This he did alongside many other schedules connected to production, content generation using best practices as his bench mark. He was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)of Slip Entertainment now Slip Mark Entertainment which has been in existent since 2006 till date. At Slip Mark Entertainment, Honourable Okraku-Mantey went into Music production, producing hit Ghanaian artist such as George Jahrah in 2006 and Nana Tuffour around 2002. In 2001, he produced Oheneba Kissi, Daasebre Gyamena in 1999 and Lord Kenya in 1998. Mr. Okraku-Mantey also was into Film and Drama Executive Productions with Efiewura TV Series as one of his successful productions in 2001. His multi-talented nature drove him into Events and Programmes, notable among such events are the MTN Music Festival in 2018, Club Live which came up between 2015 – 2018, while Hi-Life Festival was seen around 2011 – 2012 and the most watched TV3 Mentorship programme in 2006 – 2012. Aside his noticeable role in the entertainment space here in Ghana, Mr. Okraku- Mantey took up the responsibility to ensure an enabling environment through direct and indirect support for the arts and education artistes, creative practitioners and organisations. He led in the Coordination and facilitation activities of artistes and creative practitioners, organisations, government and cultural agencies nationally and internationally. Mr. Okraku-Mantey has been at the forefront in ensuring the growth of the creative industry nationally and internationally through partnership and industry development assistance that facilitated pathways to commercialisation and innovation. He also worked to ensure the removal of barriers to market access by practitioners in the creative industry. He was instrumental in the effective organisation and management of the creative industry. The Deputy Minister is on the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Board, the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) and that of Copyrights Society of Ghana (COSGA). He had his basic education at the Datus Preparatory School (Bubuashie) from 1980-1986, then proceeded to St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast where he had his ordinary and advanced levels in education in 1986-1991 and 1991-1993 respectively. His Tertiary education earned him a bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the Central University College and later acquired his Executive Masters in leadership & Governance from the same university. Mark Okraku-Mantey was born on 25th January 1974, in a town called NSAWAM, but hails from Akropong Akuapem in the Eastern Region. He speaks English, Akuapem twi and Fante. His role though innumerable, can be counted as being one among other varied reasons contributing to the survival of the creative arts industry over the years and still very committed to see and ensure the growth of the sector.
John Yao Agbeko
John Yao Agbeko Chief Director
---------------------------Director Finance & Administration
MRS. JOSEPHINE OHENE OSEIDirector Arts & Culture
MR. VITUS OTTO LANGMAGNE Director Human Resource Management Department
MR. GEOFFREY TAMAKLOEAG. Director Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
MRS HARRIET NANA. O. AIDOOChief Treasury Officer
MRS MABEL CUDJOEDirector Research, Statistics and Info. Management
--------------------------- Director Tourism

Ministry Overview

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture was renamed in 2017 through Executive Instrument E.I28 Civil Service (Ministries) Instrument, 2017 by His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to replace the then Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. The Ministry’s policy directive is to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian arts and culture into all aspects of national life. This it is believed will help in ensuring the emergence of a strong, vibrant and creative environment that would help improve and advance the Tourism, Arts and Culture industry in Ghana.

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