Pension scheme for dancers in Ghana

Director for Creative Arts, Programmes and Projects at the National Commission on Culture has said that the Commission is working on setting up a pension and insurance scheme for dancers in Ghana.

According to Socrate, the decision was made because of the poor working conditions of these dancers and that “some dancers complain bitterly about how less respect is given to their profession but on a daily basis, you will find young people dancing to loud music by the roadside just to market or promote a product.”

A meeting was held between Socrate Sarfo and some creative artists on July 26, 2017, where a dance company to help market Ghana was formed.

During the meeting, the dancers complained about how they were not paid well because their art isn’t considered anymore.

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