In an exclusive interview with the President of the Creative Arts Council of Ghana Mark Okraku Mantey, he stated that over 700 acres of land have been set aside to be used for the development of Ghana’s first film village in the Ashanti Region. He added that this was evidence of Government’s efforts to build a commercially sustainable film industry for Ghanaian talents.
“We have lands ranging from 700 acres to 1000 in kunsu and another 300 acres at Sekyere in the Ashanti Region which are for the construction of the film village”, he said.
He added that work on the apportioned pieces of land are likely to commence in following years should the incumbent government of Ghana retain power after the Presidential elections on December 7th.
The anticipated film village has been hailed by filmmakers in Ghana as a huge step in building a profitable film industry.
By Jerry Wonder