During discussions about the creative sector with Tilly Akua Nipaa on OnePlay Space show, musician Reggy Zippy bemoaned that government doesn’t respect music or creativity as a viable business one should pursue. He elaborated further about how the government overlooks the creative sector when making policies and then went on to explain why the government sometimes tries to chip in one or two policies.
In his words, “The only reason they kind of talk about it is because people in our sector tend to make a lot of noise and sometimes to “shush” us up. When it’s time for politics they give some of the artists and actors something. “Go and campaign for us”, “We promise you we will do this” and when they come to power they forget because they don’t understand it”. In another angle of his submission, he affirmed that nothing monumental has been done after Dr. Kwame Nkrumah left office. He then went on to give examples of how the TV3 studios were built during Dr. Kwame Nkrumahs’ era.
story by Samuel Addo-Kofi