- 18 Mar
VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH N.BOAKAI CALLS FOR MORE COLLABORATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOVIE INDUSTRY IN LIBERIA
Office of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Capitol Building, Monrovia, Liberia
From the Desk of Atty. George K. Saah, Director Media Relations(0886-514-462)
Monrovia, March 18, 2016
Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has called for the building of structures that will form the basis for the exportation of African culture, emphasizing that there is a lot of talent in the young people, but those associated with activities of culture must take the necessary steps to move the industry at a higher level.
Vice President Boakai said it takes a lot to have things done, saying the entertainment industry is not only for pleasure, but an area where employment could be created for the nation, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.
Vice President Boakai was speaking Friday on Capitol Hill when Ghanaian movie actor, John Dumelo and Princess Shyngle, a Gambian Actress accompanied by the President of the Liberia Movie Union, Martha Akorsah paid a courtesy call on him.
He said when people relate to what they see in the movies it helps them to understand more about their own culture. Vice President Boakai called for more collaboration among actors in Ghana, Liberia and other countries in the sub region in order to develop the industry.
Responding, Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo said he sees a lot of enthusiasm and talent in Liberia and spoke of Ghana- Liberia partnership for the development of the movie industry in the region.
The actors and actresses are in Liberia to engage in activities for the promotion of the entertainment industry, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.