Government to fund Ghana film production

Government to fund Ghana film production

Government, under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has hinted of its plans to provide more funding and some logistics in support of the struggling Ghana movie industry.

According to a member of the organizers for the Ghana Movie Week, Ola Michael, government is rolling out the initiative to support the Ghana movie industry which is not vibrant as it used to be.

Speaking recently in a media interview, Ola Michael revealed that government is working around the initiative to roll it out as soon as it can.

Government to fund movie production

Tourism Minister, Catherine Afeku (Photo credit: Myjoyonline.com)

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“The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts wants to give some kind of funding to filmmakers to help them in their work,” he said, while giving an overview of the plans to mark the Ghana Movie Week celebration.

Ola Michael in his interaction, added that, as part of the Movie Week celebration, the Minister of Tourism, Catherine Afeku, will also educate participants on plans the ministry is putting in place to support the film industry.

On his part, the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Bafuor, is to take them through how workers of the industry can benefit from pension plans, insurance and better salary structure.

The Ghana Movie Week celebration has been slated for June 23rd -29th, 2018 throughout the country to award Ghanaian filmmakers.

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