By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
The chief of Kunsu in the Ahafo Ano south District of the Ashanti Region, Nana Agyemang Badu Duah l has released 300 acres of land to the Ghana Film industry to be used for the intended film village in the Ashanti region, as government has promised.
The creative art industry in Ghana for the past years has been facing difficult challenges especially the Film Industry when it comes to location for shooting movies and the huge cost when it comes to renting a place for their movies.
Presenting the document covering the land to the President of Film Producers Association of Ghana(FIPAG) Mr. James Aboagye, Nana Agyemang Badu noted that he is doing this for free to help the movie industry in Ghana because for any country to showcase its culture to the international communities it can be done through movies and it will as well help the young ones to know and understand their culture.
He therefore assured them that if in future they may need additional land for their projects, they shouldn’t hesitate to call on him because his mission is to bring developmental projects to Kunsu and Ashanti region as a whole.
Commending Nana Agyemang Badu on his kind gesture, the president of FIPAG Mr. James Aboagye noted that now that they have the land government has no excuse than to build the project at Kunsu, added, the film village will help ease most of their financial burdens that they incur in during productions, if government also fulfil his part to build the said ultra morden film village he promised.
He therefore pleaded with the members of parliament from the Ashanti region especially the majority leader Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah to use is position and office to canvas on their behalf because if this ultra modern project comes to Ashanti region it will create employment for the people in the region.
It will be recalled that ,during the opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the Blackstar International Film Festival (BSIFF) at the Alliance Francaise in Accra, the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ziblim Barri Iddi assured the movie industry players that
government has made up his mind to build a film village in the Ashanti region.
“I am happy to announce to you that the government has taken a very solid decision to build a film village in Kumasi, government appreciates the effort you are all making in the industry and is ever ready to support you,” he said.
“Mean while, Kunsu is in the Ashanti region so if the project is not in Kumasi and it comes to Kunsu, it is still in the Ashanti region “, someone residents lamented
Source:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah