Creative Arts Industry Bill Passed Into Law By Parliament

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Parliament has passed the Creative Arts Bill into law. The bill, expected to accelerate the growth of the creative arts sector will establish, among others, the Creative Arts Fund and an Agency to protect the industry. READ ALSO: Funeral of Late President Rawlings Postponed Indefinitely Over Family Misunderstanding Speaking to the media outside Parliament House … Read more

‘We Can Build A Better Creative Arts Industry Without Depending On The Government’ — Nana Kontihene

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Hiplife rapper, Nana Kontinhene has said artistes in the Ghanaian entertainment should learn how to keep the industry going and stop putting all the burden on the government.

Nana Kontihene made this statement when he was invited to an interview on Citi TV’s “Hall of Fame” show with the sit-in-host, AJ.

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NPP Has Not Done Anything Remarkable Since They Came To Power- Prince David Osei

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Ghanaian actor, Prince David Osei has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) led by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo of failing to make an impact on Ghana’s Creative arts industry since they assumed office.
According to him, regardless of the high hopes that accompanied the New Patriotic Party(NPP) government when they came into power, the creative arts have been left unimproved.

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Nana Addo Won’t Do Anything New For The Creative Arts Industry– Elikem Kumordzie

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Elikem Kumordzie, the only Ghanaian to have reached the finals of Mnet’s TV reality show Big Brother Africa says though the NDC has been booted out of power, Ghanaians and colleagues in the industry should be grateful for the party’s inputs to the Arts fraternity. The fashion designer, popularly called ‘Elikem The Tailor’ in an … Read more

Government of Ghana Denied the Creative Arts Sector GHC 3M in 2013 – It Has Not Released A Dime in 2014 Too

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The government of Ghana did not release its budgetary allocation to the creative arts industry in 2013 and has this year too, not given a dime after half of the year is gone; GhanaCelebrities.Com has learnt.

Government for the first time made an allocation of GH¢2 million in the 2012 budget for the creative industry under the tenure of our late President, Prof. Evans Fiifi Atta Mills. Disagreement erupted after it emerged that only members of the musicians union accessed the funds. Some players in the movie industry and even other sectors of the music industry were unhappy.

Following the disagreements over the money, President John Dramani Mahama, speaking at a meeting with selected members of the creative industry at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi ahead of the 2012 general elections, promised to increase government’s budgetary allocation to the sector in order that many will benefit.

He said: “I am just assuring that we are going to make another budgetary allocation more than the amount [that was given] and you have to collectively come out with a blue print for investing it in the best way that will serve our purpose.”

True to Government’s promise, the Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, presenting the 2013 budget to parliament, disclosed that the government has allocated an amount of GH¢3 million to better the lot of the industry – ….“The creative arts industry will be supported with GH¢3 million in 2013,” Mr. Terkper said.

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