Minister-designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, hinted at plans to make Ghana the filmmaking hub in West Africa.
According to the Minister, his outfit plans on making a film and music studio serious enough to attract talents across West Africa.
“We want to build a film and music studio. It’s one element that can increase the tourism potential of this country. We don’t have any serious studio in this country, so this is one of the first things that we will do. The film studio will help in music and film production and make Ghana the hub of film production in West Africa,” He told the Appointments Committee of Parliament when he appeared before them.
Giving an estimation of what this fancy studio might cost, he said that the establishment of a film and music studio in Ghana will cost about $20 million.
He also said that the Studio will serve purposes of Mini-series to help revive the fall in Ghanaian local movies as the filmmaking hub in West Africa.
“Without a strong culture and artistic background, inculcating our culture into the youth will be difficult, we are securing a 50 million cedis grant to support players in the tourism sector,” he said.
The plans focuses on a fact stating “Ghana to become a Filmaking Hub with $20 million Studio”