Last year when a number of players in the creative industry such as actor John Dumelo and former MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), made a push to enter Parliament, there was hope in some circles.
The optimism was due to the expectations that issues concerning the industry would now get a chance to be highlighted.
However, they were all unsuccessful in their bid and for Highlife musician Kofi Kinaata, this is unfortunate and more must be done to push creatives into the law making process.
“If we want to be heard and our demands met, then we need to push our people into Parliament so they can speak for us. Because we do not have our representatives there, no one speaks for us.Can you imagine what would have happened if John Dumelo, Ebi Bright, Obour and the other creatives all made it to Parliament? Some of the things the creative industry needs would have been provided because they would highlight our issues,” he said.
Kofi Kinaata said deliberate steps have to be taken to get creatives into Parliament by campaigning for those who are bold to declare their intentions to contest.
“I was not happy when I saw celebrities campaigning for other candidates instead of using their popularity to campaign for their own,” he said.