Popular Filmmaker, Kofi Asamoah aka Kofas has called on the Creative Arts and Tourism Ministry and Government of Ghana as a whole to have a relook at the decision to close down cinemas in Ghana because of the deadly coronavirus.
In an interview he granted Joy Prime’s IB on the ‘Red Carpet’ show, Kofi Asamoah made the point that it is high time cinemas are opened for movie lovers to go back and enjoy their movies.
According to him, the excuse that the pandemic has not left us does not hold water anymore because Ghana’s parliament filled with 275 MPs is currently in session.
“I really think that it is long overdue because you see if we are able to have 275 of them sit in parliament, and say that they are able to follow covid protocols, and there is no cause for alarm or whatsoever, we should be able to do same for the cinema,” he stated.
Kofi Asamoah added that unlike parliament people do not have to talk in cinemas adding the people will also easily follow the Covid protocols including the wearing of masks.
The filmmaker also stressed that if government trusts children to go to school daily and adhere to the Covid protocols, they can trust adults will do exactly that when they visit the cinemas.
The popular ‘Amakye and Dede’ movie further pointed out the fact that cinemas are one of the places that a lot of stringent measures can be put in place to ensure people observe all the Covid-19 protocols as prescribed by health experts because it is a very regulated environment.
“Cinema is even a place where the crowd can be controlled. If you enter it is strictly by ticketing. It is a highly controlled environment,” he added in the interview.
Listen to him in the video below for more