The Managing Director of The Nigeria Film Corporation Dr. Chidia Madiekwe, paid a courtesy call to the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Honourable. Dr Ziblim Iddi Barry.
Briefing the Minister on the rationale behind his visit, Dr Chidia stressed that it was borne out of how the two countries could collaborate to mutually benefit from the Movie and Film Industry.
Dr.Chidia made this disclosure when he paid a courtesy call to the office of Dr Ziblim at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC) on the 22nd August, 2019.
He said the Movie and Film business is a Multi-Billion dollar sector, and therefore, a concerted effort should be taken to derive the fullest gains in the industry.
This he said has a greater propensity to significantly improve the economic fortunes of Ghana and Nigeria.
The Founding President of Ghana’s Black Star International Film Festival and a Board Chairpersons of the NAFTI, Ms Juliet Ibrahim Asante, who was at the meeting emphasized that Ghana and her outfit welcomed any laudable initiative that would change the narrative in the Ghanaian Movie industry.
On his part, Dr Ziblim Iddi Barry, who was enthused about the development, indicated that the government of Ghana under, President Nana Akuffo Addo would be more than willing to embrace this novelty.
Dr. Ziblim acknowledged that Ghana has a lot to learn in this collaboration, given that Nigeria has an urge over Ghana and, therefore, every quest should be made to tap the Nigeria expertise in this direction.
He said Ghana’s Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, who is out of the country, has given her blessings to support this booming enterprise, since Creative Arts sector is her priority agenda.
He used the rare privileged to commend the Nigerian delegation for taking that bold step aiming at turning the economic prospect of the Ghana Movie industry.
Meanwhile, Dr Chidia was accompanied by the staff of the Nigeria Film Corporation Mr. Iyanda A. Abudulahi
Whiles, the MoTAC officials who were present at the meeting, was the Chief Director of MoTAC, Alhaji Abudulai Yakubu, the Director of the Creative Arts Council, under MoTAC Mr. Mark Okraku Mantey and the Public Relations officer of the Ministry, Mr Alhassan Abubakar Sadik.