Manifesto: NDC Outdoors Plans For Creative Arts Industry Should They Win The 2020 Election (See)

The nation’s biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), has finally outdoored its manifesto in the run-up to the 2020 general elections.

The manifesto was read by party big wigs on September 7, 2020.

Among many things, the party revealed all the plans it had to love the nation forward.

One sector that many people have their eyes on is the creative arts industry which has been said to be experiencing stunted growth currently. brings you the plans the NDC has for the 2021 and beyond should they win the 2020 election.

a. implement programmes support the growth of the film, music and the creative
industry to drive job creation and economic growth

b. resource nationally recognised creative arts bodies like the Ghana Association of
Writers, MUSIGHA, National Film Authority, Ghana Union of Visual Arts(GUVA), among

c. strengthen regulation to protect the copyright of artistes and ensure that they get value
for their works by enforcing the payment of user fees under the Copyright Regulations,
2010 (L.I. 1962)

d. set up a system of legal aid for creative artistes to help fight creative/intellectual theft
and plagiarism by others

e. pass the Creative Industry Bill into law and implement it to promote the development
of the industry

f. resource the national museums and empower them to function properly and create
space for exhibitions

g. promote local patronage of various creative products

h. partner with GUVA and other fine art associations to purchase their finished works to furnish and decorate public offices to support the fine art businesses

i. through the National Film Authority, encourage our embassies overseas to purchase

and periodically show appropriate Ghanaian films on Ghana Day and other special

j. in collaboration with the Ghana Association of Writers, establish a National Writing
Contest and support the promotion of the best literary works

k. provide seed money for the creation of a special fund for artists including aged and
needy creative artists

l. make available scholarship packages for disadvantaged creative artistes to pursue
courses or programmes for self-development in the national interest

m. facilitate the enrolment of creative artists unto the informal pension scheme

n. develop programmes to harness talents and potentials in the industry

o. structure the educational curriculum to allow students to appreciate the relevance of
culture and creative arts in life and national development

p. promote district, regional and national competitions in the creatives among the youth
in tertiary institutions

q. facilitate the placement of creative art products on digital platforms for promotional

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