A television channel is set to be launched by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to telecast made-in-Ghana products, the rich culture and tourist sites.
According to the sector Minister, showcasing Ghana’s rich culture and tourist sites to the world will help boost the performance of the economy.
Tourism has not been given much attention over the years and this initiative by the Ministry will help in the renovation and maintenance of the numerous tourist sites in the country.
The sector Minister, Catherine Afeku in an exclusive interview with Citi Showbiz at a symposium organised by Black Star International Film Festival at the Africa Regent hotel said:
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“We have a lot of creative content and we are competing with a foreign country which is saturating our media platform. So 9 months ago I came up with a concept that we need an outlet for our creative art people.
It didn’t come easy but we have finally gotten our license. This will give a platform for our festivals, the music, and the shows that never get airtime. That is what the TV is all about.
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“Under our democratic dispensation, it is not possible to censor movies like some have been calling for. What we can do is to find creative ways to make local content competitive and commercially viable and that is what my Ministry has set out to do,” she concluded.