John Mahama Disappointed The Creative Arts Sector; He Did Nothing When He Was In Power – Socrate Safo Claims

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Popular Ghanaian filmmaker, Socrate Safo, has criticized Ghana’s former president – John Mahama.

During a discussion on UTV’s United Showbiz program, Socrate, the Director for Creative Arts at the National Commission on Culture (NCC), claimed Ex-President John Mahama disappointed the creative arts sector when he was in power.

He said Mr Mahama did nothing for the sector, adding that the sector faced setbacks at his time.

However, Socrate Safo sang the praises of the NPP government led by President Akufo-Addo for its contribution to the creative arts sector in Ghana.

“The industry suffered numerous disappointments during the NDC’s era because we witnessed John Mahama’s five-year tenure where nothing was achieved until this current government came into power,” he stated.

Safo argued that the ongoing projects such as new theatres and the building of a creative arts school in Kumasi are part of the evidence of the NPP’s commitment to the sector.

“We’ve witnessed substantial growth in the industry; this government genuinely cares about it. They don’t operate in secrecy, favoring select individuals. Instead, their actions have a broad impact on the entire sector,” he stated.

The filmmaker, a known supporter of the NPP government, stressed that the passage of the Creative Arts Bill and the setting up of a film authority prove the NPP government’s commitment to the creative arts sector.

Following his remark, a section of the panel members on the United Showbiz program disagreed with him.

Watch a video of his statement below.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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