The race for the position of deputy minister of Tourism keeps getting tighter, as new names are dropped each day of possible industry stakeholders who would take over.
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There have been chatter about persons in the Arts industry who have lobbied for the position to assist the Tourism, Arts and Culture minister designate, Catherine Afeku.
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So far, names like Kojo Antwi and Socrates Safo have been mentioned as part of the possible candidates up for the position.
Another new name has just cropped up, whom some believe might be the best candidate for the position, and that is veteran Ghanaian actor, Oscar Provencal.
In an interview with Onua FM, Mr Provencal said, "it’s good to have somebody who is knowledgeable about the industry”. However, it does not take away having somebody who is not in the industry but has the capacity, [the person is] competent, smart, intelligent, somebody who can unite, mobilize, good human relation, skills etc."
He further stated, "but there is an added edge when you have somebody who is from the industry and knows the industry.”
Oscar Provencal was best known for his role as 'Inspector Bediako' in the popular 90s TV series of the same name.
In 1996 he was featured in Deadly Voyage, a television film directed by John Mackenzie and written by Stuart Urban. Produced by Union Pictures and John Goldschmidt’s Viva Films for joint distribution to BBC Films and HBO Films.
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