Ghana Actors Guild Executives Call On The Tourism Minister

The Newly Elected Executive of the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture to formally introduce themselves and to congratulate her on her appointment.

   Mr Samuel Fiscian, the President of GAG, said the visit was the first since their election and her appointment and also to assure her of their commitment towards improving the film industry in the country.

   He said the new leadership was looking towards working to attain a well-organised and rebranded GAG that would be attractive to all performers and Ghanaians.

   He said “we have got a task to fulfil and as new leaders we would be working towards just that. Believe and have confidence in us so that we will be able to deliver to your expectation.”

   Mr Fiscian, however, noted that they could not achieve that alone, but would be counting on the Minister and her team for support and direction.

   He however appealed to the Minister to work on getting them a befitting office space to enable them to work efficiently.

   Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, welcoming the team congratulated them on their appointment saying that leadership was key in every Organisation.

   She said they needed to work together as a team in order to be able to achieve their target, saying that, there are lots of problems in the creative arts industry and they needed to work closely.

   “We the creative arts industry are one people, we have to merge to get better results”.

   Mrs Afeku noted that government was also putting up a creative arts secretariat where all industry players would have an office space to operate effectively and efficiently.

   She urged the team to find creative ways of showcasing what they have.

   “We need to get a dedicated movie platform or channel that would showcase our products as well as create a creative arts insurance for all players in the industry to serve as a support to us in times of need.”

   The sector Minister later assured the team of government’s support to their course, appealing to them to find creative ways of solving the internal problems of industry players.