As part of governments plan to help the film industry in the country, the 2019 budget has allocated some funds to build an ultra modern film production studio that will attract the international film investors,minister Hon Ken Ofori-Atta stated this while reading the budget for 2019.
‘….. In addition, Government in 2019, will pursue the passing of a Legislative Instrument to establish a Secretariat for the National Film Authority” and will also facilitate the construction of an ultra-modern Film Production Studio to attract the international film community”, he revealed.
In addition, the finance minister revealed that the creative arts industry bill is at the floor of parliament for deliberation and the assent to give way for the establishment of funds for the sector.
‘Mr. Speaker, the Creative Arts Industry Bill is now in Parliament for deliberation and passage into Law. The Creative Arts Fund is incorporated in the Bill to ensure the economic viability of the Creative Arts Sector in the economy’,
The government in its 2016 Manifesto, promised to provide a fund for the creative arts industry, build nine theaters across nine regions (other than Greater Accra), set a Creative Arts Secretariat, establish a copyright court, among others. While all these are yet to be fulfilled, government is looking at constructing an ultra modern film studio for to boost the gains of the film industry.
Abandoned Ghallywood Film Village
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By: Lutfata Sung-Bawiera/universnewsroom.com