Creativity, Cultural and Entertainment. The stakeholders comprising the leadership of the
various groups of the movie sector launched the name at the Ghana 60 Years on Film Summit
which was held on July 12, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The movie makers chose Gollywood as the name for the movie industry.
Present at the programme were President of Ghana Actors Guild, Samuel Fiscian and the South African High Commission to Ghana, H.E Lulu Xingwana, among others. Also present film producers Socrate Sarfo (Movie Africa), Abdul Salam Mumuni (Venus Films), Paul Adjei (Paul Gee) and actors like Fiifi Coleman, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah and Naana Hayford.
In the past, some entertainment critics suggested names like Ghallygold, Ghallywood and Anansekrom.
Veteran actor David Dontoh, in 2013 mooted that the name Nyamedua (God’s tree) be used and that it was not necessary to follow the ‘wood’ trend which has bee
The casket containing the mortal remains of late Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
was Friday, marched through some principal streets of Accra on its final journey to the newly
built Military Cemetery at Tse Addo in Accra.
Hundreds followed the casket from the Accra International Conference Centre where pre-burial
service was held for the late former Vice President.
Hundreds followed the march to the new military cemetary which was commissioned in April
2018. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 10,000 graves to be made of military
personnel, General’s, retired personnel and their entitled families.
The facility also has a space for Presidential and prominent citizens of the country. The Military
High Command ensured the new cemetery was built to relieve pressure on the Osu Military
Cemetery, which is reportedly running out of burial space.