Former President John Dramani Mahama, has called for intensive education and enforcement of the laws against pirating of artworks to save the collapsing Film Industry of Ghana.
Speaking at the burial service of the late Ebenezer Mensah Lartey, affectionately called Atta Mensah/Oketeku Dade (91) in Ga drama, the former President observed that most noted Ghanaian actors die in poverty because their works/CDs are been pirated by Ghanaians leaving them with nothing.
Mr Mahama who is also the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 general elections, however, appealed to Ghanaians to stop pirating and purchase the works of the industry.
In a tribute, the former President however eulogized and described Atta Mensah, as a man of humor and with high respect for members of society.
Mr Mahama remembered how Atta Mensah and his drama group brings joy in the homes of many Ghanaians.
According to Mahama, Atta Mensah's acting prowess made him love Ga Drama, and through that he (JM) could speak basic Ga language.
The Late Atta Mensah, 91, was one of the ace Ga Actors, that made many Ghanaians glue to their Television sets to watch him display his acting prowess. Score of people, especially Ghanaian old and new Actors and Actresses thronged the funeral grounds to mourn the affable late Atta Mensah.