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Vice President receives AMAA winners

The Ghanaian winnhttp://www.ghanaweb.com/beheer.ameyaw/list_images.phpers of the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have presented their awards to the Vice President, John Mahama at the Castle, Osu. The group included Mabel Germain, Elorm Adablah, Adjetey Annang, Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku, Lydia Forson, Akorfa E. Asiedu and Ken Attoh. The delegation was led by Judith Oluwole Kuwornu, the Ghana rep of the African Movie Academy Awards. View Photos

Vice President Mahama, was happy to receive the group. He expressed joy at the achievement of the Ghanaian movie industry at the awards ceremony because according to him Ghana is taking back its lead role in film production in the sub-region. He said Ghana set the pace in quality film production several decades ago and lost its hold because of lack of sustainability in the surge of home video production.

On behalf of the country, the Vice President congratulated the award winners and assured them of government’s support in the coming years for the industry. According to him, the second phase of the Private Sector lead growth policy of government would be driven by the creative industry. He promised better days for the creative industry under his Government.

Out of the 19 nominations for Ghana at the 2010 AMAA, there were 6 wins as follows:AMAA achievement in sound- I sing of a well; AMAA achievement in costume- I sing of a well; Best original soundtrack; Best performance by an actor in a supporting role; Best performance by an actress in a leading role; and Best director. Ghana also got the most coveted awards of the jury award for Best Movie by ‘I sing of a Well’ and a lifetime achievement award to King Ampaw.

Source: Ameyaw Debrah

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