The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has said that the government has laid down plans of establishing a Creative Arts Fund in 2018.
He made this revelation in his presentation of the 2018 budget statement to parliament on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017.
“Government will continue its initiatives to improve the Creative Arts sector with the establishment of a fully functional Creative Arts Secretariat and the commencement of feasibility studies to set up a Creative Arts Fund,” he stated.
The Minister also talked about government’s plans to continue ‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana’ programme, which was launched this year, in 2018.
Even though, he did not mention how much has been allocated for the sector, he was hopeful this will improve the Creative Arts Sector, boost the local economy and create awareness about the Ghanaian heritage.
The establishment of the Creative Arts Fund, is among the major manifesto promises of the ruling New Patriotic Party on Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.