MICAT Raise Over $350.000LD

-Says Director Sirleaf
By Robert Dixon
The Director of Motion Picture Review Division at the Ministry of Information Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) Mr. Boakai Sirleaf has disclosed that it has raised over $350.000 Liberian dollars as fees from video clubs, Cinemas, Video centers play stations and other movie related activities in the country in five months this year.
Director Sirleaf in an interview with the Liberia News Agency Tuesday at his Office who said the $350.000 Liberian dollar was plays in the national revenue named the five Months as January, February March, April and May.He said the amount was collected from video clubs only within the Monrovia area and added that his team was finding it very difficult to collect fees from video clubs in the various counties due to the lack of logistical support.
Director Sirleaf used the occasion to appeal to all people of good will to assist the Motion Picture Review Division with financial and logistical support to enable it deploy its team of inspectors in the various counties to inspect video clubs, Cinemas, Video centers play stations, movie importation and other movie related activities in the various counties.
According to him, due to the lack financial and logistical support the Motion Picture Review Division is finding it very hard to enforce the order that restrict video clubs, Cinemas, Video centers play stations and other movie related activities in the country ban on their operation before 2; 00 in the afternoon from Monday to Friday except Sundays and holidays in the various counties.
He also said that his team of inspectors are willing to go in the various counties to inspect video clubs, Cinemas, Video centers play stations and other movie related activities in those counties but cannot go due to lack financial and logistical support adding when support is giving they will raised money to enable them to the national revenue.

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