Artiste manager and CEO of Media Excel Production, Kwasi Ernest has slammed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey for denigrating Creative Arts personalities in the country.
The outgoing Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom constituency was captured on camera to have said Parliament is a place of serious business and not a place for movie actors.
“Parliament is for serious minded people and not people who have done some movies and think they are popular.”
“It is a serious place, I will tell him; the laws of the country are enacted in parliament. If our President can continue his job very well, he needs Lydia Alhassan in Parliament to do the job so that all you need as a constituency will be easily given to you.”
Reacting to this on Daybreak Hitz entertainment show hosted by Andy Dosty, the NPP sympathizer said the statement from the foreign Minister is a pure indictment on personalities in the Creative Arts Industry and further charged her to apologise.
“I have prayed, I prayed very well this morning before coming to the studio. The reason for the prayer was I asked God to descend heavily on me so that I can have the strength to speak on this matter. As a Creative Art person, as a true patriot of the New Patriotic Party, listening to my Foreign Affairs Minister with regards to the statement she made, it is below the belt.
“Let no Industry person try to glorious or shape it in any form. She goofed and is important for us to be able to tell her. The second part of her statement which she said if you vote for this person, you’ll be sitting home watching movies is a serious indictment on our Creative Arts Industry. Her exposure with regards to her position should have rather projected the Industry for us and not ridicule it. She has to apologise” he said.