Public Relations Officer of Charter House, George Quaye, has expressed his dissatisfaction at successive governments for what he calls their failure to boost the creative industry. In a facebook post, he wondered if we can’t see or we just don’t care.
Read his post below;
“even with our laughable graphics, sometimes bad acting and directing, not to mention technical hitches, if the world has said anything good about our dear nation Ghana, it’s come from our creative arts… from the exploits of osibisa to Reggie and Bollie at the xfactor, Stonebuoy at the BET’s, to Sark at Apollo, through Rocky Dawuni at the Grammy’s and definitely, Abraham Attah at the Oscars. Our leaders invite journalists for a chat and entertainment writers are left out. Addresses are made and you can tell clearly that there is little or no plan for this sector. And before people decide to pick colours, please I’m talking governments, past and present. Can imagine how much went into the Independence Day celebrations… yeah, the one that declared our dear Kenyan special guest as our president. The world is laughing…. By all means. In one tournament, our black stars… well, we know what happened… again the world laughed. India, SA, Nigeria and America take their creative arts so seriously and the results are evident. Is it that we don’t see or we just don’t care?
By: Philip Ankrah