Akpaloo promises $10 billion for Creative Arts Industry
The presidential candidate of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) Mr. Kofi Akpaloo has promised to pump into $10 billion into the promotion of sports and creative arts if elected as president come December 7, 2020.
He gave the promise at the launch of the party’s manifesto dubbed ‘A Better Tomorrow, A New Plan for Jobs and Wealth Creation’.
Mr. Akpaloo says his administration will be doubling investment in the Ghana Arts Council each year, increase funding for National Film Television Institute with a new investment totalling GHc250 million each year and provide financial assistance to cultural development groups, and film and music producers and trainers.
The professional accountant said as part of his commitment, to create 40,000 youth jobs each year, he will provide GHc200 million each year to fund t6he Creative Arts industries to help prepare the next generation of Ghanaians working in the heritage sector.
The LPG government he added will make significant new investments in cultural infrastructure as part of our investment ion social infrastructure.
Over the decade, the LPG wants to invest almost GHc20 billion more in Ghana’s social infrastructure.