Renowned sound Engineer, Appiah Dankwah, popularly known as Appietus has suggested that people in the Creative Arts Industry must stand up and take actions against the government by demonstrating.
Speaking at the maiden edition of Zylofon Music industry party, Appietus said well-meaning industry players must advocate for structures to be put in place for the proper running of affairs of the various unions and Associations under the creative arts, so as to improve the welfare of members and enhance appreciable growth in the entertainment industry.
According to attractivemustapha.com, the revered sound engineer also mentioned that the president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo promised the industry during his campaign in 2016 that he will task division of the High Court to focus on the Creative Arts and deal with all matters relating to intellectual property rights, and a dedicated enforcement unit but after fifteen months there is no action plan portraying the President’s commitment to his promise.
He lamented that industry people often meet to discuss challenges and suggest practical solutions which seldom see the light of day.
“We meet and talk plenty but after we go home nothing happens. It’s time to take actions, we should demonstrate to show our rights and tell people in Government what they need to do to help the industry ” he added.
“GHAMRO, MUSIGA and other organizations can not fight piracy alone so government must help enforce the laws”,” he said.