Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A-Plus has alleged that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is secretly sharing some monies among industry players at the blind side of the government.
The retired Ghanaian musician cum Political activist stated that the deputy minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Mr. Mark Okraku invited individuals to secretly receive undisclosed amount of money.
Speaking in a recorded video shared on his Facebook page, A Plus mentioned that Mark Okraku called entertainment critic Arnold Asamoah Baidoo and other industry players but sidelined him.
A Plus said Arnold Asamoah Baidoo refused the money the ministry was giving out adding that he thought the money was bribe.
He said in the video, “Money is being shared at the creative arts ministry. The ministry is sharing money silently not for production or whatever. Nobody has ever called me to come for some of the money. One may say you’re not active but they called Arnold to come and take some of the money and he refused.
A Plus questioned why the ministry has not made the monies public if the monies being shared was not to bribe industry players or pay for secret services.
“Bulldog, Myself and Reggie Rockstone was not called but Arnold was called. Because he was in their good books. Okraku called Arnold to come and receive some of the money. Why haven’t they made it public that government has released some funds for the creative arts industry?”
“Is the creative arts director aware that they’re sharing some money at the ministry? I’ll inform Reggie Rockstone. Unfortunately, he wasn’t at the meeting but I’m sure the question he wanted to ask, someone had already asked for him. Same goes for LilWin. They were able to ask your questions but no one called you to come for the money.”