Over the weekend, the Chairman of the Board of the National Film Authority David Dontoh, responded to a question about the official physical location of the National Film Authority saying that, the body had no such place; however, occupied a temporary facility only when Board meetings were held. This was during an exclusive phone interview with Shine Publications on the progress of the National Film Authority since it was inaugurated last year.
The Board Chairman of the National Film Authority (N.F.A) David Dontoh stated that the N.F.A has been holding meetings from the Bureau of Ghana Languages since January this year. He said it was a temporary arrangement made possible by another member of the National Film Authority. “We don’t have an office yet, but we have one room that was given to us by the Bureau of Ghana Languages. The Board Chairman of the Bureau of Ghana Languages Ernest Boateng, who is also a member of the Board of the National Film Authority, decided to ‘loan us’ one of the rooms in the building as an office for now until we get our permanent place. So, we book appointments for meetings there and disperse when we are done. So, we don’t have a permanent office per say”, he explained.
The National Film Authority was inaugurated last year in December and it brought a lot of excitement and relief to agitated stakeholders of the film industry. The National Film Authority is the only body solely responsible for the development of Film and related matters in Ghana. It is an arm of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
By Jerry Wonder