Tourism Minister, Mrs. Catherine Afeku, has met stakeholders in the creative arts industry to deliberate on issues posing significant challenges to their operations.
The meeting was to consider inputs to revamp the movie and entertainment industry in order to make it more vibrant.
The Minister asked all stakeholders in the industry to be involved in their individual capacities to ensure that the several groups within the industry become successful operational-wise.
“One cannot make a movie without music, costume, script writers, production crew and the media,” she said.
Mrs Afeku observed that the meeting was also meant to elicit adequate inputs to further their course, adding “this is one of the sectors with a lot of promise, much is being made in the industry, and it is important to recognize the sector and re-strategize it.”
She noted that plans are far advanced to institute the creative arts fund in order to offer a helping hand to individuals who need financial support, with little or no interest.
“In the creative industry we are alone looking for a helping hand to take off, and with the support and help of all stakeholders we shall get there.”
The meeting was attended by members from the film industry, music, costume, script writers, production crew and the media.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe