Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, the Minister of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts says government has allocated an amount of one million Ghana cedis towards the development of the creative arts industry for 2016.
She said the release of the funds was in line with the President’s commitment towards improving the sector.
She advised members to draft proposals to be able to access the funds in their respective region.
Mrs Ofosu-Adjare announced this when she paid a working visit to members of the Creative Arts industry in the Central Region to interact with them and discuss their challenges and concerns for redress.
She said the visit was also to inform them of the Creative Arts Bill currently in parliament and to sensitise them on it before its passage.
Mrs Ofosu Adjare said a secretariat would be established in the Region to serve as an avenue to sensitise and educate members on the Bill.
She indicated that 3,000 young people would be trained in the industry of which 300 would be selected from the Region.
Miss Christiana Carl Oparebea, Director, Centre for National Culture, Cape Coast, expressed appreciation to the Minister for the visit, which she described was in the right direction.