Nana Agyemang Badu Dua I, Chief of Kunsu in the Ashanti Region has offered 300 acres of land to the Government of Ghana for a proposed film village construction.
Nana Dua I who doubles as husband to ace Ghanaian actress Mercy Asiedu is hoping to increase visitors to his village through the film village initiative.
This gift comes at a time when several movie industry persons have protested for government’s involvement in projecting the nearly collapsed movie industry in Ghana.
These protest among industry practitioners and a number of interested parties also seeks to address the location as to where the intended Film Village should be situated.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Nana Agyemang Badu Dua I explained it was important to situate the Film Village in Kunsu in the Ashanti Region especially considering the fact that production of a similar village has commenced, NYDJLive reports.
A lover of the film industry, Nana Agyemang Badu Dua I who had earlier promised 250 acres of land for the construction of the film village revealed he had increased it to 300 acres of land and promised to assist in any other way possible should the need be.
He gave the government options by offering two different available lands asking the government to choose which best suits the project.
Present at the ceremony was Honourable Johnson Adu Kwaku, MP for Ahafo Ano South West Constituency, Ashanti Region, Mr. Samuel Nyamekye, CEO of Miracle Films, Mr. James Aboagye, President of the Film Producers Association of Ghana, and a number of personalities from the movie industry.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, wife of the Chief Mercy Asiedu, recounted events that unfolded when actresses in the Ashanti Region met the President, Nana Akufo-Addo immediately after his assumption of office and entrusted the President to deliver on his promise.
She was optimistic the president would consider Kunsu for the construction of the Ultra-modern film village as read in budget statement in parliament.
Mr. Samuel Nyamekye and James Aboagye were full of gratitude to the chief for the unprecedented gesture and promised to press on government to consider the lands for the film village.