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Creative Industry is the only serious sector in Ghana yet overlooked – Bulldog

Artiste manager Bulldog, has claimed that the creative sector is Ghana's only serious business sector yet is mostly overlooked.

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According to him, every other government agency or ministry is not living up to their task or duties to ensure productivity in improving the lives of Ghanaians.

Speaking in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Bulldog argued that the entertainment industry deserves critical attention and investment, as it is producing exports that are selling the country effectively.

“The entertainment sector is the only serious sector in Ghana, yet we are still importing tomatoes, chicken, and toothpicks. We don’t import music. We are producing more music and these other industries are not,” he said.

Bulldog supported the view of fellow Ghanaian musician Dada Hafco, who argued that the culture and creative industries hold greater potential for the country than sports.

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Dada Hafco, worried about the nation’s lackadaisical attitude towards the arts, told Kwame Dadzie on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z that if more resources were pumped into the arts, Ghana would make bigger gains.

Bulldog further criticized the government's investment in football, arguing that it has not yielded the desired results. He suggested that the government should invest in the creative space since it has the potential to generate revenue compared to other sectors.

He explained that the government, especially the Agricultural Ministry is still importing basic foods meanwhile Ghana has vast land to produce lots of these foodstuffs.

Bulldog further advised the government to channel funds to uplift the creative space since it has the potential to generate revenue against other sectors.

“Nurses finish their school and fly to London to work… they should take the creative industry seriously. I think only the armed forces are good like us because they have maintained peace. It’s a very serious discussion.

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“The agricultural sector and others are all joking… none of them is working… if we are importing all these then what is the Agricultural sector doing for production?”

He urged the government to take the creative industry seriously and invest in it, as it has the potential to create opportunities for Ghanaians, like the armed forces have maintained peace.

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