In attempts to echo the achievements of the incumbent Government of Ghana led by the New Patriotic Party (N.P.P), an advocacy group called ‘Creative Arts For More’ was launched on the 10th of October 2020 at the Accra City Hall. The President of the Creative Arts Council of Ghana Mark Okraku Mantey who was also at the launch, said that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo has made very significant contributions to the Creative Arts Industry and was still pushing on with establishing the legal mandate for funding for the Creative Arts.
Emphasizing on the need to support the New Patriotic Party in the coming elections, the President of the Creative Arts Council Mark Okraku Mantey, described the present state of the industry as better than previous years. “Dumsor’ was a big blow to our industry and this also affected the culture of watching movies, because by the time you get home, there was no electricity. But now, that is a thing of the past”, he said.
Mark Okraku Mantey added that the members of the ‘Creative Arts For More’ advocacy group, should believe in the N.P.P as the best government to liberate the Creative Arts from cheap talk without action; as the opposition National Democratic Congress party has done in previous times. He explained that the passing of the passing of the Creative Arts Bill by Parliament will come to reality soon but only under the leadership of the New Patriotic Party. “President Nana Akufo – Addo and his team are committed to passing the Creative Arts Bill. I received assurances that the Creative Arts Bill will be brought before parliament. This happened just this week”, he said.
Also present at the launch were other members of the New Patriotic Party including Dancehall musician ‘Mr Logic’, Pioneer Ghanaian filmmaker Bob Smith Jnr., musician Kakyire and others. Ghanaian filmmaker and one of the founding members of the ‘Creative Arts For More’ Advocacy Group Socrates Safo swore in the members and charged them to make themselves available to calls from the leadership of the group for the purpose of championing the cause of the N.P.P in the Creative Arts Industry.
By Jerry Wonder