The Film Crew Association of Ghana (FICAG) in a press release dated 21st April 2020, appreciated the support from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Creative Arts Council, and the Covid – 19 Citizen Coalition, for donating food items to the association to be distributed to it’s members during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. In the statement signed by the National President of FiCAG Samuel Gyandoh, FiCAG thanked the donors for the kind gesture and asked other government and private institutions to join in supporting the Creative Arts community especially in these tough times. The items were received by the National President of FiCAG Samuel Gyandoh with other executives at the Accra Mall on Tuesday.
A consignment of food items comprising bags of rice, bottles of oil, sachets of blended tomatoes and cans of Mackerel, were presented to Executives of the Film Crew Association of Ghana (FiCAG) on Tuesday. The National President Samuel Gyandoh applauded the donors and described the initiative as well-timed. “The leadership and membership of the Film Crew Association of Ghana (FiCAG) wishes to extend our warmest gratitude to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Creative Arts Council, John Dumelo, Gloria Osei – Sarfo, and the Covid – 19 Citizen Coalition made up of actors, actresses, and other professionals, for the relief item support received by the association. It is timely and well received by our membership”, the statement read.
FiCAG also called on other institutions to emulate the act as the people behind the camera were the most affected by the Coronavirus crisis. “As we all endeavour to fight this pandemic, we encourage more of these support for film crew members as they are the most affected when it comes to adverse effects of this pandemic on the film industry. We continue to call on government and private institutions to lend a helping hand in these trying times”, the statement read.
Other popular actors present at the donation as members of the Covid – 19 Citizen Coalition were Van Vicker, Prince David Osei, Adjetey Anang, and Peter Ritchie. Also among the donors was ‘Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ 2019 Best Supporting Actress Gloria Osei – Sarfo.
By Jerry Wonder