A well respected member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denigrated the somewhat already suffering movie industry in Ghana.
He has expressed his disappointment with some Ghanaian movies he watched recently.
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, who is also a confidante of President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo, says he felt disheartened after watching 10 random Ghanaian movies.
He expressed his opinion in a facebook below as shared unedited below:
“I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development. The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation. The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda. Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination. But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any?
What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning”.