The Debate of having the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture launch an Agya Koo Television, got many Ghanaians talking on various platforms.
However, on Sunday 4th February 2018 , The Ministry Of Tourism, Arts, and Culture in Partnership with 2C Television finally unveiled the much awaited AgyaKoo Television at the Accra Mall.
The heated media pounced on the Minister Of Tourism, Arts and Culture Honourable Catherine Afeku, after the unveiling event, to ask questions and find out why Kofi Adu popular in the movie scene as Agya Koo was selected for the project.
The honourable minister, not granting too many interviews on her way out for the venue, gave SVTV Africa’s host Mustapha the opportunity to interview her. The host asked if Agya Koo is the only actor to be on 2C Television app?
The likes of Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi, Lil Win, Jackie Appiah and many others are yet to be on the platform, she answered and quickly lush the public for looking at the whole process as a political game.
Condemning critics by saying “whatever they say about AgyaKoo Tv is of their own opinion “, she disclosed that , there was a conducted research into the selection of Creative persons, who will get on to the 2C Television platform, and as its stands Agya Koo, leads and command a higher following on social media, when it comes to male actors in Ghana.
Then, in that case, John Dumelo should be the best person to be unveiled first because he has the highest social media following, ‘Mustapha’ asked, Hon Catherine Afeku quickly rubbished the question and said that’s your opinion.
“John Dumelo will be on 2C Television platform when his time is up and the Ministry will see to that ” she added.
Adding up to social media following, “we at the Ministry is looking at putting the content of local and talented actors, actresses and musicians on the platform for more people in our local and rural areas to enjoy as well.
“People in my village don’t know John Dumelo but loves the works of Agya Koo and as it stands the channel has received 5,000 subscribers in six weeks and I think it’s a step in the right direction.
Our priority is to give life to our entertainers when they retire , and that is what the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture targets to achieve. Psalms Adjetefio’s for “Taxi Driver” hit series’s case is an example.
The Online Streaming Television app on Google PlayStore and Apple playstore will now have Network providers charge a little amount for our entertainers. She concluded.