Friday, November 16, 2018

2019 BUDGET: Government To Facilitate Construction Of Ultra-modern Film Production Studio

The Nana Addo Dankwa-led government has made known its intention to “facilitate” the construction of an ultra-modern film production studio in Ghana.

Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance made the revelation during his reading of the 2019 budget statement before Parliament on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The move, according to the minister will attract the international film community.

“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.”

Ofori-Atta also spoke about the Creative Arts bill waiting Parliamentary assent for the establishment of a creative arts funds.

“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.”

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