Reopening of cinemas is under review by Covid-19 task force – Akufo-Addo

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President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghana filmmakers and movie lovers who have been craving for a cinema experience since the COVID outbreak that cinemas across the country would soon be opened.

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Speaking at the official launch of The Presidential Film Pitch Series, President Akufo-Addo assured players in the industry the doors to the theatres will open soon,

“I want to proclaim on a matter of great concern that the opening of cinemas is under constant review of the COVID-19 taskforce. And hopefully, you’ll hear from the taskforce soon,” he said.

Although the near future looks uncertain for the home of the big screen, the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mohammed Awal wants to do all he can to resource the arts industry firstly through the Presidential Film Pitch Series, “We want to help produce 200 Ghanaian movies every year and that will generate 40,000 jobs from the film sector alone,” he said.

Movie fanatics and lovers can’t wait for all these promises to be fulfilled and once the Covid-19 task force gives the go-ahead.

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