22nd July, 2010
Members of the National Assembly have asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to intervene by prevailing on the Ghanaian Government to stop collecting levies from Nigerian actors in Ghana.
The crisis over participation fee by actors in both countries has been on for months until Tuesday when the National Assembly intervened by moving two motions, one of which was a call on the Federal Government to transfer the movie industries in Nigeria from the Ministry of Information and Communications to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The Film Producers Association of Ghana [FIPAG] recently conveyed the directive of Ghanaian Government placing a levy of $5,000 on any Nigerian Film Producer working in Ghana to the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN.
In retaliation, the Nigerian movie makers also slammed a $2,500 fee on any Ghanaian actor that comes to ply his trade in Nigeria.