Government To Build Film Village In Kumasi – Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture

The deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture , Dr. Ziblim Barri Iddi has stated Government’s position on the creation of a film village in Kumasi, the regional capital of the Ashanti Region.

According a Graphic report, the Minister during a speech at the  opening of the fourth edition of the Blackstar International Film Festival  (BSIFF) at the Alliance Francaise in Accra on Tuesday, August 20, the deputy Minister  said government appreciates the contribution of the film industry and is committed to its promise.

“I am happy to announce to you that the government has taken a very solid decision to build a film village in Kumasi, government appreciates the effort you are all making in the industry and is ever ready to support you.“

“We are in the ‘Year of Return’ and this festival takes centre stage of the ‘Year of Return’. Our strength is in our cultural heritage and this festival will put culture at the centre of tourism. I will encourage all Ghanaians to participate in the festival,” he said.

Not too long ago, a number of movie personalities from the  Northern part of Ghana stormed parliament  with a petition to government to consider building a film village in the region considering the enormous production from that part of the country.