Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal will replace Barbara Oteng-Gyasi as Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The Former Minister for Business Development will be the third Minister in the Akufo-Addo’s government to be appointed to head the ministry if he is approved by the Appointment Committee of Parliament.

Arts practitioners are discontent with regards to how the Ministry has been handled in the pst and hoping the Minister-designate, Dr Awal with his rich experience as a renowned media personality is going to change the status quo.

In 2018, FAKS Investigative Services in its 7th annual survey adjudged Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal as the Best Performing Minister.

The researchers assessed the performance of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and Regional Ministers, and out of ten (10) Ministers presented, Dr. Mohammed Awal was rated number one with a score of 93.18%.

He was the former Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Limited and Chase Petroleum. Hon. Awal is an entrepreneur and a marketer.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of Marble Group, comprising: The Finder Group of Newspapers, HMW printers, Marble Consultants and Marble Developers.

Hon. Awal, who was adjudged the Marketing Man of the year, ‘2009’, he holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and three master’s degrees in various disciplines from different universities.

He has Masters in Applied Business Research – Swiss Business School, Switzerland, Executive Masters in Business Administration (University of Ghana Business School, Legon), Masters in International Journalism (University of Wales, UK).

Hon. Awal has also done courses in Business Strategy at Havard Business School, USA and Oil Production and Management at Oxford, UK. He is also at the tail end of his doctoral program at the Swiss Business School pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Hon. Awal is married with four children and is also a product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Hon. Awal has worked closely with many companies, particularly, with Small and Medium Enterprises where he offered consultancy services in the areas of business strategy, management, marketing, and communications.

He has also consulted for diplomatic Missions, international development partners as well as state institutions.