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“Cinema Operators Should Bear With Government As They Fight COVID-19,” GTA Boss, Akwasi Agyemang, Pleads

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Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority Akwasi Agyemang is pleading with Cinema operators to bear with government as they the world fight COVID-19 as cinemas remain closed.

In March 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced some restrictions on movement after Ghana recorded cases of COVID-19. Cinemas, Churches and places where people could meet were closed down as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19

Speaking with Doreen Avio, the GTA boss explained that Ghana is still in a tough situation due to COVID-19 and will not let efforts down as the world fights the virus

“I will still plead with our operators in the industry that they should bear with us. It’s tough. If you go out there to places that have been shut, is tough, we feel it but let’s all be safe than sorry. As the vaccinations go on and restrictions eased gradually, we will be back in business.”

He reiterated the need for our Cinemas to remain closed.

“I think we have engaged Severally on this. We have met with the movie operators, we have met film producers, it is not something that anybody is happy about, but we also know the times we are in, better safe than sorry. As a president indicated, let protect lives And later on we will look at livelihoods.

The movie industry is one of the sectors hit hard by COVID-19 due to closure of cinemas. This according to movie producers has made them lose a lot of cash and asking government to reconsider the decision on the closure of Cinemas