Accra, Feb. 28, GNA –
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, in consultation with the Ministry
of Justice and Attorney General, has set-up a Creative Arts Mediation Committee
to deal with intellectual property rights and disputes involving creative
The Committee is made up of representatives of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation, Audio-Visual Rights Society of Ghana, Musicians Union of Ghana, Film Producers Association of Ghana and the Ghana Actors Guild.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Tourism and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday said the Committee is chaired by Justice Samuel Brobbey, a retired Supreme Court Judge, with Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante, a Lawyer and Director of Ghana Folklore Board, as the Secretary.
Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Sector Minister, expressed happiness that consultations with stakeholders, especially the Attorney General’s Office, has yielded results.
The setting-up of the Committee is the first step towards the establishment of the fully-fledged Special Court.
The statement said the Ministry would also collaborate with the Chief Justice to create a division of the High Court to focus on the Creative Arts, especially the intellectual property and rights, with a dedicated enforcement unit.