Cathrine Afeku confronted me for commenting on creative arts - Maame Dokono

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Veteran actress, Grace Omaboe, popularly known on screen as Maame Dokono, has revealed that former Minister for Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku, confronted her publicly for commenting on issues related to the creative arts industry.

Maame Dokono who was speaking in an interview on Okay FM explained that, though surprised at the Minister's conduct, she refrained herself from responding to her attack.

"Catherine fought with me...she met me personally and confronted me. I just kept quiet looking at her....she confronted me in parliament house...Then I told her, just wait patiently, your time will come. In a few months, I heard she had been moved from the creative arts ministry."

She further disclosed that although she was restrained from mentioning names, Maame Dokono asserted that Madam Catherine Afeku together with another woman in the current NPP administration are people she has earmarked to be unsuccessful.

Laughing through her comments, she sarcastically added that she didn't see anything wrong with what she said, because, if you don't listen to good counsel, you fail.

In March 2018, the celebrated actress expressed exasperation following the refusal of officials at the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture to allow her meet with the Sector Minister, Catherine Afeku to share ideas.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM, Maame Dokono said after her failed attempts in meeting with the Minister she doubts the Minister had a passion for the theatre arts.

“I’ve even gone to our Ministry, you go and the secretaries and the rest will tell you she’s busy, we’ll give you time, how many times do you want me to climb that staircase and come to you before you see me? But before coming to power we were all the same, somebody you were campaigning with. I went there and they refused to let me see her and I told those girls at the reception that I didn’t come there to beg for me, I came there because I had ideas. I told them I’m going and will never come there again. What do I want from them? I don’t think the people there have the passion for theatre. They should change.

“Today you say you’re a Minister so if I come to see you I should be made to sit down for a long time, with officials of the Ministry bluffing me. Before we started the political campaign, I had built three houses (storey building) I toiled to put up those houses, so you don’t bluff me. I had my car, I’d educated my children, my children are doing well. I have a Medical Doctor, I have one working at the World Bank, I have two who are nurses at Scotland and Holland, so why do you bluff me!?

“You’ve come to the office and I’m just coming to you. We’re the ones who have been in this industry for a long time and we have ideas to share with you to help and enhance whatever you want to do. It’s not just coming to stand on TV or radio and just bragging and bragging,” she narrated.

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