We have lived with empty stomachs and beg for food for the past 4 years- Socrate Safo to Akuffo Addo
Ghanaian filmmaker and director for Creative Arts at the National Commission on Culture (NCC) Socrate Safo has bitterly revealed that most of the members who supported president Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo and NPP’s Creative arts agenda have lived with empty stomachs and beg friends for food for the past 4 years.
”We can’t come and sit here on empty stomachs for four years and go beg friends for food afterwards only for some people to sit at certain places and want to be hailed, sometimes we even struggle to get information”, Socrate Safo stated.
Speaking as a panel member on Okay FM as monitored by Journalist and Blogger Attractive Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah, he said that anyone listening and closer to president Akufo-Addo should tell the president that some of them are getting tired and frustrated.
As the Chairman of the Film Classification Committee of the National Film Authority, Socrates Safo explained that even though they promised to start the operation of the classification of video contents somewhere July, it has never been possible because of the NFA.
‘’What I’m supposed to do as the committee chairman per what the law says I have done it, the rest of the job that the NFA has to do is what is left, so if the NFA is not doing what they are supposed to do there is nothing the classification committee can do‘’.
‘’If somebody is listening they should tell the president that some of us are getting tired, the frustration is too much, we have been quiet for far too long and some people think when you are quite you are stupid’’.
’We voted for a party and the president is doing his possible best but there are people who don’t understand why they are even in office and value what they are assigned to do, somebody should tell the president‘’