The National Film Authority (NFA) has issued a press statement to the public and most especially the various television stations in the country that, from May 1,2021, no audio-visual content shall be shown without their approval.
In the said letter signed by Socrate Sarfo, the Committee chairman, no cinema theater, TV station or movie screening centre shall display any content which has not been classified by the Authority.
In addition, the committee has come out with rules regarding any content shown on TV for public consumption. These rules apply to sex education programmes, talk shows etc, excluding news, news real, and current affairs programmes.
The development comes as a result of the various unclassified contents being shown on national television at an inappropriate time of the day. The NFA has therefore come out of measures to clear the insanity on our TV screens. Other media have reported that this initiative is going to affect telenovela being shown on national TV. However, it is not clear if the measures will affect it or not.
The NFA is one of the agencies set up under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture to oversee the entire ecosystem of film in Ghana, down the entire pipeline and value chain.
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