Ghanaian Interim president of the Creative Art Council, Mark Okraku Mantey has urged the government to allocate monies to the creative art industry to educate the masses on coronavirus.
Mark Okraku Mantey, speaking in a meeting with the president at the Jubilee House stated that the creative art industry needs money to educate the masses on the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are going to go all out in the campaign against COVID-19. But one good turn deserves another. We can’t do it as ‘broke’ people. We must live to help us all live”, he said.
According to Mark , such funding will be made available to the actors, actresses and musicians to create movies and songs aimed at educating the masses on coronavirus.
However since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic there have been discussions on entertainment platforms regarding the importance of using creative people to help create awareness about the disease.
In one of the engagements with the media, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed that the government would be engaging the services of public figures including celebrities to drive home the campaign.
However, some of these celebrities including Shatta Wale have intimated that the government needs to set aside some money for the creative artistes for this cause.
The Creative Art Council led by Mark Okraku Mantey would begin to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the people in the creative industry and also a survey to know how much the industry will lose during this period.