Renowned movie producer, Socrates Sarfo is urging all members in the creative arts industry to vote massively for New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo in the December 7 general elections.
According to him, among all the candidates vying for the high office of land, Nana Addo is the only candidate with a clear policy to resuscitate the entertainment industry in the country.
This year’s election has surprisingly seen showbiz personalities publicly endorsing presidential candidates to consolidate their votes.
A group calling itself Creative Arts for Change made up of hi-life sensation Kwabena Kwabena, music producer Mark Okraku Mantey and many others have pledged their unflinching support for the NPP presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.
On the other hand, another group called Movement for Mahama made up of household names like comedian Mr Beautiful, actress Juliet Ibrahim, popular radio presenter Abeiku Santana, sports broadcaster, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah are also working vigorously behind the scenes to ensure the president is retained in power.
But there are fears the careers of these personalities will be affected no matter where the verdict of the people goes after December 7.
However, Socrates Sarfo who is unfazed by the consequences of his action said his priority is to see a vibrant creative industry in Ghana.
Mr. Sarfo said even though he is not a card bearing member of the NPP, he has a democratic right to vote and to convince people to vote for his preferred candidate.
He added that Nana Addo’s proposals are convincing and shows clearly that he understands the creative sector which remains his [Socrates] greatest motivation in campaigning for him.
Socrates Sarfo noted that after a careful study of the NPP’s policy on the creative arts industry, he is convinced that “Nana Addo’s vision for the industry is a reality but not a dream”.
The movie producer said under an Akufo-Addo presidency the much anticipated Ministry for Culture and Creative Arts and a multipurpose theater in Kumasi will come into fruition.
He bemoaned the current state of the creative art industry attributing it to government’s lackadaisical attitude towards the industry.
The showbiz critic believes the only way people in the entertainment industry can enjoy the fruits of their labour is through a well formulated policy to prevent piracy- which according to him will only happen under an Akufo-Addo led government.
Socrates Sarfo stated unequivocally that the NPP’s focused policy statement for the creative arts informed his decision to support Nana Akufo-Addo.