Akofa Edjeani Asiedu, veteran Ghanaian actress, claimed that the low rate of female writers and producers in the local movie industry has had an effect on the kinds of female roles available
Speaking on an interview at the 2016 Ghana Movie Awards Nominees Cocktail Party in Accra, the seasoned actress expressed her observation that present day local movies has reduced female roles to husband snatchers and frivolous gossips.
“I want to see more female writers and more female producers in the system. I don’t like the way men portray us in their movies,” said the actress.
Madam Asiedu went on to express her belief that women are very strong, but that due the most men's inability to understand woman, they therefore write their scripts from a negative viewpoint for women.
"We need more female writers and producers so that the story about women will change," she said.
The veteran actress also called for a more concerted effort among women writers in the film industry in order for the 'woman' agenda to have a more positive effect on the Ghanaian community. She also expressed optimism for the local film industry due to certain efforts from the government.