In April 2019 at the sixth Musicians Union Of Ghana(MUSIGA) Presidential Grand Ball at the Accra International Conference Centre, President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo revealed how committed his Government is pertaining to the arts economy and how the administration has arrayed all necessary structures for the enactment of the Creative Arts Bill into law. After several years of deliberations on the floor of parliament, it is now official that the bill has finally been passed by the legislature after it was approved by the executive.
The Creative Arts Bill will serve as a framework to regulate the country’s creative economy, including music, film, advertising, PR, architecture, fashion, and tourism, among other related sectors. Under the Creative Arts Bill, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is committed to setting up the Creative Arts Fund to empower the creative arts industry practitioners who hold the belief that this is going to be a real growth poll for the country.
“I am happy the government has passed the bill into law. It will enable the government to organize the Creative Arts Industry and create an enabling environment through direct and indirect support for practitioners and industry players to impact on national development”, President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey, expressed his excitement upon hearing the news