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Entertainment of Thursday, 4 May 2017


Expedite action on the passage of L.I regarding the film act – FIPAG to Tourism Minister

The Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) has urged the Ministry of tourism, Art and culture Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku to expedite action on the passage of L.I regarding the film act.

Public relations officer for FIPAG Rosaline Osei speaking at a press conference, said the ministry should make the passage of the L.I one of its priority actions within its first year with the establishment of the film fund and the national film authority.

She added that, the movie industry has the potential of providing numerous jobs to the teeming army of the unemployed and has huge revenue potential.

“FIPAG is calling on Parliament to expedite action on the passage of the broadcasting Bill which among other things, seek to introduce a local content requirement that a percentage of airtime be devoted to promoting Ghanaian cultural and creative works.”

Rosaline Osei noted that the passage of the broadcasting bill will lead to media houses promoting and projecting Ghanaian content and culture.

This will stop the invasion of foreign culture though the media, especially audio-visual and project Ghanaian content to instill a sense of patriotism.