The Film production company headed by First Daughter Natasha Karugire has been launched. The company was launched earlier this month by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at Kololo Independence Grounds.
The Prime Minster Dr Rugunda reassured the Film Industry that it has always had government’s full support through Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
He said focus has been put on priority areas such as security to facilitate the growth of the film industry among other sectors.
The premier made these remarks during the launch of Isaiah 60 Production house at Kololo Independence ground in Kampala.
Rugunda said government was aware of the demands and challenges prevailing in the film industry. ‘There is need to engage and show government the important role the sector plays in order to fast track the required support’, he said adding, ‘Government will mobilize resources to support the film industry basing on well-articulated benefits that will accrue from the industry’.
He said supporting the film industry will not only benefit the country but the continent as a whole. He stressed that the industry must galvanise support from government using one voice and a coordinated action programme.
The Premier called for the promotion of local content in the film industry to ensure that the Ugandan story is ably told. He also called upon all those in the film industry to support government programmes to enhance development of the Country.
The Director of Isaiah 60 Productions House, Natasha Karugire, said the company was born out of love to tell the unfolding story of Uganda and Africa as a whole. ‘To tell a story with a narrative, perspective and voice that comes from the actual owners of the story so as to preserve their culture, language and identity in the story’, she said.