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MY GOVERNMENT WILL SET UP A FUND FOR AGEING ENTERTAINERS – John Mahama Assures

If the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama wins the December 2024 election, he has pledged to establish a fund specifically for elderly artists.

This pledge was given during a policy discussion at the AH Hotel in Accra on Friday, June 7, 2024, for stakeholders in the creative arts sector.

He has always been worried about the well-being of creatives, which is why he often gives donations to people in the entertainment industry.

“We will formalise the Ageing Artistes Fund. This one is my personal, greedy and selfish [promise] because it will take the burden off me for the current ones that I am taking care of. I think that the state should take part of that burden. So we will create a fund for ageing artistes and we will identify the indigen ones who are in support so that we can get them money to buy their medicines and be able to feed themselves. So we will set up the ageing artistes fund and we will formalise it,” he noted.

John Mahama indicated that in order to continue and enhance this action, he plans to implement stronger measures.

“The creative arts is a very important industry and has the potential to create millions of jobs. All our young people who are sitting at home, many of them are talented but there are no opportunities for them to show their talents. So if we are able to put the creative industry on a sound footing, it will create opportunities for many of our young people,” he noted.

The ex-president stated that in other parts of the world, the most successful and wealthiest individuals are those with creative abilities, but this is not the case in Ghana

 

 

 

 

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