Create contents that address health challenges -Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has appealed to filmmakers to create movies that focus on the social and health challenges affecting teenagers and young adults.
She posited that it was very necessary for movies to address societal concerns of teenage pregnancy, maternal health challenges and other health-related issues since such storylines appeal to the youth.
Mrs Frema Opare made the comments during an exclusive interview with Graphic Showbiz at the premiere of YOLO Television at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra series last Friday, January 20.
Mrs Frema Opare said, “the YOLO TV series has had a significant influence, and I encourage our filmmakers to consider creating additional work in this vein to assist educate our young people who may be drawn to such materials.
“They will not only be enjoying these series, once they are the target audience and the proper messages are being sent to them through movies, they will also be learning and educating themselves on health and other concerns related to adolescents in addition to just enjoying them,” she said.
While urging filmmakers to consider creating such educational contents, she equally commended the producers of YOLO series for their consistency of educating and producing good educational materials over the years.
She emphasised that the show had given young Ghanaians a secured space to talk about their challenges and measures to safeguard their health and the health of their families.
The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Patrick Kuma-Aboagye who spoke to the press following the premiere expressed excitement about the new season which aims to educate and delight millions of Ghanaians on proper heath care.
“The YOLO initiative is unique to the Ghana Health Service as it offers a platform for open health discussions and information exchanges that highlight how the youth can relate to good health messages concerning disease prevention, maternal and child health, vaccines, and other topics.
This programme also offers the opportunity to promote healthy behaviours and approaches in a way that is appealing and relevant to this key group," he said.
Season six of the popular youth-oriented television programme, You Only Live Once (YOLO) has been premiered with fans expressing excitement about the content.
YOLO is a follow-up to the well-liked Things We Do For Love in the early 20s. It has the likes of Jackie Appiah, Adjetey Anang, Majd Michel, Mawuli Semevor, Agnes Panfred, and a host of other young, talented actors as its cast.
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