Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) has petitioned the overlord of Asante Kingdom, Otufuor Osei Tutu II, asking him to intervene in saving their almost collapsed business.
According to FIPAG, foreign movies and telenovelas have become dominant in the Ghanaian markets, a situation they say can totally collapse their business if the authorities do not show muscles in fighting for made in Ghana movies.
Presenting the petition to Otumfuor, the deputy General Secretary of the Association, Eugene Moratt, opined that telenovela programs on various television screens are being deciphered into Akan language is destroying the Akan language and culture.
“Some people have gone to overseas to import their movies and have translated them into the King’s language, I mean Akan language of which Twi is the major one and we all know that customs and traditions are all about language. As we speak now most of our children have adopted to this movies which is destroying our businesses and culture as a whole.” he lamented.
FIPAG, however appealed to the King to help push their plea to the president of the land, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo, to save the businesses of over 500 producers in the industry.
The Association, according to its petition, wants Parliament to pass the Broadcasting Bill to regulate and give 30% of movies shown on various TV screens to foreign movies and 70% to the local industry.
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