The Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation, Dr Chidia Madiekwe, has announced plans to team up with the Ghanaian movie industry in the quest to revamp the sector.
”It is an old mine, and for that matter, the two countries should marshal the needed resources to properly exploit the sector,” he said.
He said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ziblim Iddi Barry on August 22, 2019.
Briefing the Minister on the rationale behind his visit, Dr Chidia stressed that it was borne out of how the two countries could collaborate to mutually benefit from the film industry.
He said the movie and film business is a multi-billion dollar sector, therefore, a concerted effort should be taken to derive the fullest gains in the industry.
This he said has a greater propensity to significantly improve the economic fortunes of Ghana and Nigeria.
The Founding President of Ghana’s Black Star International Film Festival and a Board Chairpersons of the NAFTI, Juliet Asante, who was at the meeting emphasized that Ghana and her outfit welcomed any laudable initiative that would change the narrative in the Ghanaian Movie industry.
On his part, Ziblim who was enthused about the development indicated that the government of Ghana under would be more than willing to embrace this novelty.
Ziblim acknowledged that Ghana has a lot to learn in this collaboration, given that Nigeria has an urge over Ghana, therefore, efforts should be made to tap the Nigeria expertise in this direction.
He used the rare privileged to commend the Nigerian delegation for taking that bold step aiming at turning the economic prospect of the Ghana Movie industry.
Dr Chidia was accompanied by the staff of the Nigeria Film Corporation Iyanda A. Abudulahi.
Representing the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture were the Chief Director of MoTAC, Alhaji Abudulai Yakubu, the Director of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey and the Public Relations officer of the Ministry, Alhassan Abubakar Sadik.