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Allocate Funds For Theater Building In 2019 Budget Statement – MUSIGA To Gov't

Musician Union Of Ghana(MUSIGA) has said they expect a major development in the sector in the soon to be read 2019 budget.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Attah is expected to present the 2019 budget on behalf of government to Parliament on Thursday.

The Union among other things is hoping that government would fulfill its promise of constructing theaters for the Creative Arts Industry.

The Vice President for the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bessa Simons in an exclusive interview with Remedi Entertainment  ahead of the budget review expressed concerns of  substantial funds to be allocated by government to help solve problems in the sector.

''Lack of funds and theaters has been our major problem. Ghana as a nation has not done so well in the Creative Arts Sector in the past years. We want steps to be taken so that the. MUSIGA and Creative Arts Council expects a major development in the 2019 budget'' - he noted.

 He also entreated the government to implement measures that will improve the efficiency of creative works from musicians and all creative persons, transmission and distribution,for revenue generation.
Furthermore, MUSIGA wants the improvement and betterment from the Creative Arts Ministry, adding that ''More is expected from Madam Catherine Afeku''.

According to him, the full operation from the Creative Arts sector with the establishment of a fully functional Creative Arts Secretariat and the commencement of feasibility studies will help boost the local economy and create awareness about the Ghanaian heritage.

The establishment of the Creative Arts Fund, is among the major manifesto promises of the ruling New Patriotic Party on Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

He encouraged musicians especially the young ones to appreciate MUSIGA because it is the only family for musicians.

Bessa Simons urged members not to be deceived by the negative narratives about MUSIGA because the union has achieved a lot under President Bice Osei Kuffour, aka Obour.

Story by Justice Walker Junior

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