The issue of how people in the creative space fare when they retire has come up for discussion on various platforms lately.
While some think a lot of creatives don’t plan for their future, others believe that the government has not put in place the right systems to cater to their needs.
Ghanaian actor, Lilwin, has asked the government to consider paying salaries to these veteran actors.
“Ghana, this is the time you have to celebrate us not when we die. We like celebrating the dead. this is the time they have to tell us words of encouragement for us to be motivated when it comes to entertaining the public. Celebrities in Ghana are part of the reason why there’s no war in Ghana, we have managed to entertain the public,” Lilwin said in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM.
“Veteran actors are even supposed to be paid by the government; 60 years and above. These people have paid their dues when it comes to entertainment,” he intimated.
The famed actor added that even ministers of state watch movies to cool off when they have a bad day or a misunderstanding with their wives.