Why Ghana Film producers Are set to go on strike
Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) To strike over the relocation of Film Village
Members of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) in Kumasi are set to go on strike against the President Nana Akufo-Addo administration over the relocation of the Film Village.
The Village which was meant to be constructed at Kunsu in the Ahafo Ano South District has been moved to Sekyere in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region.
According to the group, the strikes will commence with a demonstration in Kumasi on Friday, September 18, 2020, as a 'welcome party for the Minister of Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, who is set to visit the Ashanti Regional capital.
The group, consisting of veteran FIPAG members the likes of Isaac Ofori Brempong (K. Obuorba Production), Mawuli Ekpe Peter (National FIPAG PRO), Nana Yaw Kusi (Nayak Films), Richard Sarkodie (Osoode Ventures), Joseph Serebour (Peace Films Production), Emmanuel Sarpong (Sards Multimedia Production), Abu Habib Banda (A.H Banda Film Production) have demanded that the Film Village be built in Kumasi, the hub of Ghanaian movies.
It revealed it's issued with the relocation through its PRO Mawuli Ekpe Peter while speaking to Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo. It maintained that it will not allow the government to move the construction from Kunsu to Sekyere.
“After several consultations between FIPAG members and Creative Arts Minister, we were assured that the government will build the film village at Kunsu.”
“The Chief of Kunsu Nana Agyemang Badu Dua I offered 300 acres of land to government and FIPAG for the construction of film village. All FIPAG members including actors and actresses know the government will construct a film village in Kunsu, not Sekyere”
“We had a meeting with Creative Arts Minister Hon Barbara Oteng Gyasi recently and she informed us that the construction of film village has been relocated from Kunsu to Sekyere.”
“We are not happy with the government’s decision to relocate the construction of a film village from Kunsu to Sekyere. Apart from Kunsu, we are not going to allow the government to construct the film village in any part of Ghana. We are the industry players and we know where the film village will be good for us. The government should listen to our concerns to make the construction of a film village useful,” he concluded.