The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) Dr. P.V. Obeng last Friday commended MUSIGA for taking an initiative that will catalyse the future development of the Music sector and the larger Creative Arts sector.
He promised to assist in the early release of Government allocated budget to the sector. He however urged all Creative Sector groups to emulate the example of MUSIGA by working to improve and create the needed opportunities for clearer policy decision making options and adoptions for easy implementation.
Dr Obeng further indicated that Government will definitely provide the needed infrastructure for the creative Arts Centre. In the area of performance Halls for example, he mentioned the possibility of renovating the National Commission on Cultures’ Cultural Centers which currently lie idle in almost all the regions in the country.
The NDPC Chairman however called for unity among all players within the Creative Sector as the continuous perception of disunity within the sector makes it difficult to take the Creative Arts seriously as industry professionals.
This advice was given when the NDPC boss chaired the Stakeholders Validation and Review Forum on a Draft Report by KPMG on a Comprehensive Study on Ghana’s Music Industry in Accra.
Dr PV Obeng indicated that the report when finalized will form a good reference material for the needed policy and infrastructure decision making interventions to be made for the short and medium term development framework on the Music sector.
Present at the forum were representatives from academia, policy makers, marketers, educationists, financiers, creators and the media.