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Lisa ready to stamp her mark

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

NEWLY APPOINTED Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has described her promotion to the Cabinet as "very humbling".

However, Hanna, a two-term member of parliament, says she will not be over-awed by her appointment and will be looking to stamp her mark on the ministry.

"The frills of minister and the title ... that's not what concerns me. I just want to ensure that as part of the prime minister's team, I help to move the country forward," she told The Gleaner yesterday after taking the oath of office at King's House.

Hanna said part of her focus as minister will be developing and utilising more cultural industries.

"There is definitely going to be an economic thrust to ensuring that the outputs of culture have more of an impact on the quality of people's lives in addition to building their talents," she explained.