Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, has hit hard at a leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere Darko over his recent critique of Ghana’s movie industry.
Gabby on Facebook expressed his disappointment at some Ghanaian movies, asking the public to help make the creative arts part of the development agenda, adding that after watching 10 Ghanaian movies he was appalled by the quality.
Some creatives including actress Yvonne Nelson replied Gabby’s post, suggesting that Gabby’s judgement on creative arts was disappointing.
Gabby however hit back at his critics and felt the import of his earlier post has been misconstrued because he did not mean to denigrate, but rather generate a healthy discussion about using entertainment more for development, social justice and education.
But in a sharp rebuttal to his comeback, Lydia Forson said although movie makers will welcome criticisms, government was to blame for the woes of the industry because it had failed to honour its promise of revamping the movie industry.
“So, Mr. @GabbyDarko our problem isn’t that we don’t want to be criticized; it’s the condescension and simplification of a very complex issue, one your government promised to help with but has so far done NOTHING about”, she tweeted.