The President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku-Mantey has spelt out some efforts government has made in growing the creative arts sector in Ghana.
Speaking at a webinar held by the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, he said although the activities of the council have been fraught with challenges, there have been some successes too.
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Mark did admit that the government has not been able to deliver on the promise of building ultramodern theatres, however, plans were in advanced stage to provide mobile tents for events until the COVID-19 stalled the process.
He also noted that there had been an online research to quantify how much has been lost by reason of COVID-19 pandemic. He revealed that research informed the allocation of the 50 million dollars to NBSSI for disbursement to the creative arts industry.
“Monies have been disbursed to members of the creative arts who applied for CAP-NBSSI loans,” he said.