D-Black calls on government to address issues plaguing the creative arts industry
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Black Avenue, Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, known in Showbiz circles as D-Black has called on the government to address pertinent issues plaguing the country’s creative industry.
According to him, the government has over the years made several empty promises to help the ailing industry and expressed an urgent need for the government to walk its talk.
In a media interview, D-Black stated that the world’s eye is on Ghana and the government must leverage the opportunity by making strategic investments in the sector.
“This is one of the most important things that I feel like the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture and the government as a whole should look at. It is really important. Promises have been made years over and we really haven’t seen much happen but the eye is on Ghana now and I feel like the time is now,” he said.
The artiste manager further called on the government to champion at least 80 per cent of Ghanaian content on television in a bid to promote local content production.
He believes the strategy has been adopted by other countries and is yielding positive results by putting those nations on the map.