The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma South constituency, Fritz Baffour, will cut his political career short to go back to his first love as an entertainer.
Baffour told Starr News he has informed his constituents and his party that he will not represent them again come 2016. The MP, who is in his second term, is one of Ghana’s pioneer comedians who joined politics in 2008 after he won the primaries to represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in his constituency.
The charismatic leader said he believes he has contributed his best to the people over the period and needed to make way for someone else to continue the good work as he returns to television and media where his experience and expertise are required.
“My time as an MP I’ve learned a lot more in dealing with human beings than I’ve ever wanted to know but once you are an entertainer and once you are a media person you never leave it,” he said.
He said in an interview to Channel R earlier this year that he was worried about what the industry had turned into.
“…we gave out deep comedy. Now the industry is bad! Investment in comedy is poor…”
But Baffour said he has high hopes for the Ghanaian entertainment industry saying it is one that can still grow bigger than what it is currently.
He believes government can help the industry attain the expected heights.
“…we need to regulate it some more, we need to get proper financing and infrastructure, in terms of theaters and production equipment so that this industry will be budding and I think government has got to do that.”