May 4, 2012, 1:11 PM
The validation is part of a project between the Centre for Culture and African Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana, the National Theatre Practitioners of Nigeria, the Sierra Leone Film Guild, and the National Centre for Arts and Culture of The Gambia.
The four countries are involved in the EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement project which aims to facilitate the development and growth of the culture and arts in West Africa.
One of the Gambian delegates to the Ghana programme, Sheikh Omar Jallow, NCAC’s director of Literature for Fund and Fine Arts, said that in the EU-Ecowas negotiation for the EPA, the creative industry – music, films, theatres, literatures and beauty pageants – is sometimes not given high priority.
A similar meeting to the one held in Ghana will hold in Nigeria very soon.From Nigeria, a similar one will be held in The Gambia on 25 November 2015.