Ghanaian actor Mikki Osei -Berko famously known as Dada Boat has launched a scathing attack on politicians over their constant interference in the affairs of the creative arts industry.
According to him, because partisan appointees have been put in charge of the sector, they are unable to fix the many problems bedeviling the industry and have resorted rather to petty politicking to the detriment of all players.
In a live video on social media to vent his frustrations about happenings in the sector, the actor insisted the time has come for independent minded people with the needed experience to be recruited to advice governments on the sector.
“We need objective minds in the industry to counsel the government and politicians about the challenges affecting the arts industry. They (politicians) have no right to decide for the creative arts industry on their needs and program because they lack the experience and hardly know what is happening internally.”
He then blamed the celebrities for failing to come together to demand better conditions of service but are rather enticed by monetary offerings from the politicians.
“I blame the creatives for selling their voices and influence to politicians to amass numbers in the upcoming elections and if truly the politicians know our worth and care about the industry, they would have a dialogue with us to know our challenges and not just guessing,” Mikki maintained.