IGP, Police Management Board interact with creative industry

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

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