The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Catherine Ablema Afeku, has called on music personalities and the entire Creative Arts industry to commemorate the name of the late Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, known as Ebony Reigns.
She was speaking at the one week celebration of the late dancehall diva Ebony Reigns, at the St. Martins De Porres School, Dansoman, on Sunday, February, 18, 2018.
According to her, this is the time for everyone in the Creative Arts to join hands and say no against the unimaginable road accident in the country.
“This is the clarion call to the musicians, artists of Ghana to come together and to make a bold statement on road safety on the lives of talented, creative citizens of this nation and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will support you”
“Let us make a statement so our sister, Ebony’s death will not be in vain. There are too many of us dying on the road but we have to use our talent; we have to use our creativity; to send a message to educate the citizenry. One life lost is one too many”
“We will continue to beg that while mourning our sister, Ebony, immortalise this tragedy that something good or better will come out of it”,
she continued “Never again will a bright star such as Ebony, leave this planet in this manner. So, if we musicians, film stars and others will do something great to honour the parents of Ebony, it should start today”
“Let this not be a talk but rather a big lesson for the nation that at the heels of this tragedy, the memory of Ebony will live on through these actions. We will take a step to sensitize the nation through our music and movies – let us do something to honour our sister. Let us immortalise Ebony”.