‘Don’t copy Twene Jonas’: portray the good sides of Ghana – Mark Okraku-Mantey

The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has entreated Ghanaians to desist from making the pronouncements Twene Jonas makes on social media.

Mark Okraku-Mantey and Twene Jonas

According to the music producer turn politician, every country has its bad sides but its citizens must not portray those negative aspects. With this in mind, he urged Ghanaians not to use their platforms to highlight such problems as being done by Twene Jonas.

“Don’t go and exhibit our weaknesses. Every country has got its weaknesses but they don’t tell us. It is up to you to tell your story. So as people who have access to microphones or the owners of microphones, use your microphones to sell Ghana, say good things. Don’t copy Twene Jonas.”

He said this on Thursday, April 21, on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz.

Twene Jonas, who is based in the United States, has been making scathing remarks about the country. On numerous occasions, he has called out the incumbent government’s failures by comparing his native country, Ghana, and the U.S. He has gained huge following on social media because of his utterances.


As a leader in the tourism sector, he advised Ghanaians to be interested portraying the positives in their country as it can improve the fortunes of the industry.

“When you see that there is something on tourism, you should show interest don’t say you are different, you should show interest in tourism. When you step out and you have to speak about Ghana, speak good, say nice things about Ghana.”

Mark said he is “ready” for a reply from the controversial commentator when the host, Andy Dosty said he will receive a response.

“I am ready for the response but every responsible Ghanaian knows that I have spoken the truth.”


Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: