The Ministry Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts will by June this year create a secretariat solely in-charge of the creative arts sector to facilitate more coordination and interaction between the practitioners and policy makers.
The ministry for that matter government, will also setup a Creative Arts Council as stipulated by the legal and regulatory framework for the industry, for which practitioners’ views and comments would be solicited.
Speaking at a regional consultative forum for industry players in the sector on the a draft bill to regulate the creative Arts at the Center for National Culture, Director in-charge of operations at the Ministry, Edwin Owusu-Mensah indicated government’s readiness to see a thriving creative sector industry since it believed, culture is a key catalyst to developing a country.
The realignment of the ministry in 2013 gave the creative art sector a Ministerial status hence the need to give all the sectors a legal framework since tourism and culture were only given a legislation.
Mr. EdwinOwusu-Mensah disclosed that the status given to the creative arts sector by the President through Executive Instrument was a confirmation of the important role the sector played in the country’s economic growth and development.
On her part, the Northern regional Director of the Center for National Culture, Gladys Tang said efforts by the ministry to get the sector a legal framework is timely and long overdue. She enumerated the numerous jobs the sector has creative for young people in the country and stress the need for a speedy passage of both the creative arts bill and the Film bill to help resourced the sector to contribute more to development as well as leverage Ghanaians from poverty by extension improve living conditions.