Nana Addo ignores Socrate Sarfo to appoint Dr Ziblim Barri Iddi

Dr Iddi, a lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, was among a list of Deputy Ministerial nominees released on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

President Akufo-Addo nominated Catherine Ablema Afeku as the minister for Tourism and Creative Arts.

However, the race for who becomes her deputy became a matter of public debate and the likes of Socrate Sarfo and Kojo Antwi were all mentioned as possible names to be considered for the position.

Movie producer Socrate Safo had mentioned that he will accept to serve as deputy minister in Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration if the offer was made to him.

Members of the Creative Arts for Change were rooting for him to be named as Deputy Min. for Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts.

According to him, they were championing for him to be deputy minister of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts because they wanted someone who understands their challenges.

People criticized Socrate sarfo, insisting he does not qualify for the position.

Ghanaian Musician, Wanluv da Kubolor stated that the Ghanaian movie producer, Socrate Sarfo is not deemed fit to be appointed the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture because of the negative effects of his movies on Ghanaians, especially children.

Socrate Sarfo declared support and campaigned for the New Patriotic Party and Mr. Akufo-Addo in the 2012 and 2016 polls and the portfolio is seen by many as a reward for his efforts towards the party’s success at winning back power.

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