Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta presenting the 2019 Ghana budget in parliament
Ghana’s film industry will receive a massive boost in 2019 after the government announced a series of measures to revamp the sector in the 2019 budget.
The measures announced by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday in Parliament during his reading of the 2019 Budget and Economic Policy include the passing of a Legislative Instrument to establish a Secretariat for the National Film Authority as well as the construction of an “ultra-modern Film Production Studio”.
According to the Finance Minister, the Film Production Studio is expected to attract the international film community.
He further disclosed that the government has acquired 200 acres of land to support a village for the creative arts.
He also stated that the Creative Arts Industry Bill is now in Parliament for deliberation and passage into Law.
Mr Ofori-Atta said: “Mr Speaker, the Creative Arts Industry Bill is now in Parliament for deliberation and passage into Law. The Creative Arts Fund is incorporated in the Bill to ensure the economic viability of the Creative Arts Sector in the economy.
“In addition, Government in 2019, will pursue the passing of a Legislative Instrument to establish a Secretariat for the National Film Authority” and will also facilitate the construction of an ultra-modern Film Production Studio to attract the international film community.
“Mr Speaker, government has also identified and acquired 200 acres of land to support a village for the creative arts”.
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