By Abdul Rahman Suagibu-
The veteran Nollywood actor and erstwhile Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Mr. Zack Orji and Emma Oyilogu paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Information and Communications – Mohamed Rahman Swarray at his Youyi Building Office in Freetown.
Purposefully, the visit according to the Director of Next Movie Star Sierra Leone Limited (NMS) Mr. Mohamed James Kamara is to fast-forward the campaign and awareness raising efforts of government; through movie on the eradication of rape and sexual violence against women and girls in Sierra Leone.
The Minister of Information and Communications – Mohamed Rahman Swarray highlighted the bilateral ties between Sierra Leone and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, by paying tribute for the plethora assistances rendered to Sierra Leone from the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Sierra Leone historic civil war, Ebola and Mud-Slide among others issues.
Supports to be given to Sierra Leone by the veteran Nollywood Film Stars will serve as a supplementary cursor for monitoring and coaching the Sierra Leonean talents in the film industry. And by so doing, it will serve as a platform, for Sierra Leonean to unlock their fullest potentials in the movie industry he added. The Minister assured the veteran
Nollywood Film Stars of his ministry’s utmost support to their shooting venture in Sierra Leone.
Mr.. Zack Orji, furthered that they are in Sierra Leone to work with the Next Movie Star – Sierra Leone Limited (NMS) to produce a fifty-two episodic movie- “Who you Are” a serial movie to enhance the campaign against poetic justice, sexual assault and to protect women and girls from being raped.
The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication – Solomon Jamiru (Esq), the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry – Augustine S. Sheku and other officers from the ministry were all in attendance.
For New Africa Business News Abdul Rahman Suagibu Reports, Africa Correspondent.