June 13, 2024

The flagbearer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has pledged to create a vibrant creative arts industry to make it more attractive and lucrative to enhance national development when Ghanaians give the NDC mandate to govern the country again.

“putting the creative industry on a sound footing, we can unlock countless opportunities for our talented young people. That’s why we are committed to renewing support for the creative arts if given the mandate to govern the country again. We believe in supporting creativity and fostering an environment where artists can thrive.” The former president made this pledge during a meeting with some Ghanaian creative industry in Accra.

He said putting more efforts in the creative arts industry will create more jobs for talented Ghanaians to reduce the unemployment rate.

“I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with some incredible talents in the Ghanaian creative industry in Accra. It was an insightful discussion about the immense potential of the creative arts industry in creating millions of jobs for our youth.” He said.

According to him, the NDC will provide a platform for the talented artists to showcase their work and reach a wider audience.

“As part of our plans for the creative arts industry, we intend to set up a paid television channel specifically for creative arts events. We want to provide a platform for our talented artists to showcase their work and reach a wider audience.” Mahama added

“Additionally, we have outlined over 20 policy ideas for arts and tourism, including renovating Centres of Arts and Culture, showcasing Ghanaian films at film festivals, and providing tax breaks for creative artists with Tax Identification Numbers (TIN).”

“I am confident that with the right policies, investment, and support, we can elevate the creative arts industry and empower our youth to pursue their passions while contributing to the growth of our economy. Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang and I are committed to Building the Ghana we want together, and that includes creating a vibrant creative arts industry. Let’s work together to make this vision a reality!” Mahama indicated.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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