The National Film Authority’s Action Group is pushing for an easing or total lifting of the restrictions on cinemas. 

Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz, a member of the group Cosby Bikpe said the easing of restrictions is crucial to the recovery of the film industry.

According to him, the cinema culture in the country has been hugely affected by certain happenings such as coup d’etat and curfews in the past.

He further noted that there was progress in relation to the cinema until the emergence of the global pandemic which hugely affected the film sector as a whole.

Mr Bikpe stated that bringing back the cinema culture will help revive the industry which has been dormant since the implementation of Covid-19 restrictions.

“It has been so hard for us to build up the cinema culture again in Ghana. We are trying to build that now.

“The longer we keep the cinemas shut during these days of Coronavirus, the harder it makes growing the cinema culture more difficult.”

Mr Cosby Bikpe then pleaded with the government to help the industry find ways so to adapt to the new normal and grow the cinema culture again.