Veteran Highlife musician and the Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation( GHAMRO), Rex Omar has suggested that the Tourism sector and the Creative Arts sector should be separated and be given a ministry each.
He told Graphic Showbiz when he was called to an interview. According to him, much attention has been given to the tourism industry as compared to the attention given to the Creative Arts sector and this has been affecting the creative arts.
“The truth is that the Ministry gives a lot of attention to tourism at the expense of the creative arts and that is obviously not the best because both sectors are demanding.
“For instance, the creative arts involves not just music but movies, photography, painting, fine arts, poetry and spoken word, fashion and many others and these sectors need investment and government support.
“This is the case that the creative industry has been merged with tourism and not getting the right government support and investment because it is clearly not a priority.
“The current projects by the sector Minister, Catherine Afeku, shows that she has more interest in tourism than the creative arts so perhaps, members from the other side are happy but same cannot be said for the creative arts,” Rex Omar said.