President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Tourism Authority are working on announcing modalities for the reopening of cinemas.
According to the president, consultations have already taken place with various stakeholders to access the protocols and the guidelines to be implemented by the operators of the cinemas before the reopening.
In his address to the state on Sunday, May 16, 2021, he said the announcement of the mandatory modalities for the reopening will be announced in the coming weeks.
“In a move towards the reopening of cinemas and theatres, the government has engaged cinema owners and operators on a set of protocols and guidelines that need to be put in place and implemented by all operators before the eventual re-opening. In the coming weeks, the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Tourism Authority will be announcing these protocols and mandatory modalities, and work with the operators on a set of directives that will ensure the health and safety of all patrons and staff in all the facilities involved.”
Akufo-Addo had assured the film industry he has taken into consideration most of the concerns raised about the reopening of the cinemas.