Ua-Ndjarakana urges corporates to support film industry

Ua-Ndjarakana urges corporates to support film industry

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Executive Director, Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana has urged the corporate sector to support Namibia's film industry.
Speaking to NAMPA in an interview at the 2019 Namibian Theatre and Film Awards held on Saturday, Ua-Ndjarakana noted that if more resources are availed to filmmakers, the film industry will see positive growth.
“We speak about Namibia being rich in natural resources. Filming can also depict the flora, fauna, contrasting beauty, culture, tradition and the temperament of the Namibian people. These works can help by making the outside world envy Namibia and want to visit our country,” Ua-Ndjarakana said.
He said people who are not able to visit Namibia in person, can experience the country through films and artwork produced locally.
“It also aids to direct tourists to come to Namibia through the images and scenery depicted in films,” the executive director said.
Ua-Ndjarakana further noted that the creative industry positively contributes to Namibia’s gross domestic product and assists in alleviating unemployment and poverty.
He said the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology supports the creative industry by ensuring that the legal framework that allows for foreign investment in the sector, is in place.