Ghanaian actor Harold Amenya says that actors in the movie industry also need to be paid royalties.
According to Harold, most actors after retiring or growing weak and cannot act end up begging for money to either feed or seek for medical assistance; hence the need to pay royalties to Ghanaian actors.
“It is about time Ghanaian actors receive royalties for their hard work and I believe that is the only way actors will stop begging for money from Ghanaians.
“We are to receive royalties from the Audio-Visual Rights Society of Ghana (ARSOG) or any institution responsible for us anytime our movies are shown just like musicians receive money anytime their songs are played.
The one-time payment for our work in movies does not help, it is just not enough.
“What happens to the movies actors such as David Dontoh, Fred Amugi, Kofi Adjorlolo and Grace Nortey, among others, have featured in all these years?
“They are supposed to be making money from all the movies they have starred in through royalties but unfortunately, that is not happening.
“They receive a one-off payment that is not enough to retire on,” Harold Amenyah told Graphic Showbiz in a recent interview.