Former President John Dramani Mahama, has called for intensive education and enforcement of the laws against pirating of artworks to save the collapsing Film Industry of Ghana.
Speaking at the burial service of the late Ebenezer Mensah Lartey, affectionately called Atta Mensah/Oketeku Dade (91) in Ga dramma, the former President observed that, most noted Ghanaian actors die in poverty because their works/CDs are been pirated by Ghanaians.
Mr Mahama who is also thenFlag-bearer of the National Democratic Congress, NDC for the 2020 general elections,however, appealed to Ghanaians to stop pirating and purchase the works of the industry.
He said,purchases of the local film makers would in away the actors to use the proceeds to look after themselves, especially when they have health problems to attend to or at old age.
In a tribute, the former President however eulogized and described Atta Mensah, as a man of humor and with high respect for members of society.
Mr Mahama remembered how Atta Mensah and his dramma group brings joy in the homes of many Ghanaians.
According to President Mahama, Atta Mensah’s acting prowess made him to love Ga Dramma, and through that he (JM) could speak basic Ga language today
Late Atta Mensah, 91, was one of the ace Ga Actors, that made many Ghanaians glue to their Television sets to watch him display his acting prowess.
Score of people, especially Ghanaian old and new Actors and Actresses thronged the funeral grounds to mourn the affable late Atta Mensah.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Delali Awuyeh