President Mahama Meet Members of the Creative Arts Industry

john mahamaPresident John Dramani Mahama has had an encounter with stakeholders of the creative art industry to find solutions to their problems by ensuring an enhanced industry.

This materialized when he met various group of entertainers in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi on Monday.

During the encounter, the major concern was on piracy in the industry and the president gave the assurance of the government’s support.

He said he would ensure the enforcement of legislations on the creative arts so as to deter pirates from illegally duplicating creative works in the industry. He also encouraged Ghanaians to be creative in their various God-given talents.

He also promised to increase the two million Ghana cedis budgetary allocation for the creative industry.

However, he appealed to people in the creative art industry to be a unified body and stay in peace and harmony.

Nii Odoi Mensah, President of the National Actors’ Guild, reiterated his disappointment in the previous governments’ lackluster attitude toward the creative industry in the country.

“Just as the government is investing massively in football and other areas, we think that a little support for us will also enable us to run our industry effectively,” he said.

He also called on the government to tighten up rules and regulations on piracy.

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