Director of Creative Arts in charge of Programmes and Projects at the National Commission on Culture, Socrates Sarfo has raveled that there is the need for data on the industry to help know the number of people in the industry .
The controversial film producer, Socrate Sarfo argued, although entertainers talk too much we don’t even have a single data on our industry which is very bad .
Appearing as a panelist on Happy Fm’s Showbiz xtra hosted by Doctar Cann he stated “ We need data on our industry,” he cited .
He continued “ there were people in positions who should have done this work but never did.
However, other Sectors like the education and so on have data that is why things work well for them but in this case there is nothing like that he stressed.
The former Public Relations Officer for the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Socrate additionally explained, “ we were introduced to a board of directors of a bank by the president and after the presentations they requested for data.
Unfortunately we couldn’t provide the data as an industry. We don’t have it.
Socrate further added that, “ we don’t know the number of film producers, music producers we have in the country.
Although we don’t know much about such issues we go on radio and speak anyhow,” he lamented.
He finally disclosed that before you will receive an amount from someone they are supposed to be very sure that the money will be disbursed for the right purpose.
Throwing more light on the Data issue. Soctate concluded that, “ when someone is into a cocoa farming or a shea butter farming they know the land they need for their plantation but in our industry we don’t know our Data,” he told Happy FM.