IGP, Police Management Board interact with creative industry
Ace broadcaster, Abeiku Santana and IGP exchanging pleasantries
The Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo-Dampare and the Police Management Board (POMAB) on Tuesday met some stakeholders of the creative industry at the Police Headquarters.
The meeting which was at the instance of the IGP and POMAB was attended by musicians, actors and media personalities among others.
At the gathering, the police offered the creative industry the platform to air their grievances, concerns and suggestions regarding their challenges with the police and general policing in the country.
In the end, various issues regarding copyright, piracy, profiling of musicians, event security and collaborative content for the police TV among others, were discussed.
In the end, the IGP and POMAB resolved to involve creatives in content creation for Police TV.
Additionally, they promised to reinforce security at events, particularly after the events when the audience is dispersed and waiting for means of transportation to their destinations.
To ensure intellectual property rights were respected, they resolved to collaborate with Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) to enforce copyright laws.
On the issue of profiling of musicians by the police especially those in dreadlocks, they assured of a cordial relationship.
George Akuffo- Dampare added that all the issues raised would be properly addressed.
The IGP and POMAB in 2021 instituted the annual meeting with players in the creative sector to understand their concerns and address them.
Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) President, Bessa Simons, GHAMRO boss, Rex Omar, Abrantie Amakye Dede, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Amandzeba Nat Brew, Akosua Agyapong, Medikal were all present at the meeting.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme