The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the weekend launched its manifesto going into the December 2016 elections.

The event, which attracted the creme de la creme of the party, was held at the Sunyani Coronation Park. As part of the Manifesto brings you highlights of what they stated as their plans for the creative industry:

  1. Complete all ongoing rehabilitation of regional centres of National Culture;
  2.  Strengthen national festivals of arts and culture, regional and national drama festivals for schools and colleges, and youth and children’s cultural programmes and festivals;
  3.  Organise international exchange programmes for creative arts practitioners to enhance collaboration and improve the capacity of Ghanaian creative artistes;
  4. Develop modalities to harness the potential of the chieftaincy institution for national development.
  5. Establish a Creative Arts Council and provide it with a Secretariat;
  6. Enhance the operations of the Creative Arts Funding Pool, which was commenced with GHC1m in November 2015 with diversified sources of funding;
  7. Commence a Provident Fund for ageing artistes;
  8. Facilitate the establishment of a ‘Film Village’ in partnership with the private sector.

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