Mount Zion Faith Ministry, producers of Christian movies, has urged the three tiers of government to tackle piracy so that practitioners in the movie industry could enjoy the benefit of their property.
President of the ministry, Evangelist Mike Bamiloye, made the call while announcing the 30th Anniversary of Mount Zion Faith Ministries which comes up from August 20 to 22 at Jogor event centre, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
“Film producers have gone bankrupt due to piracy. If government has implemented a strong policy to punish them, then people behind piracy will stay off. It is also affecting us but God has been our strength. We have graduated over 2,400 people from our drama ministry and over 600 students abroad,” he said.
According to Bamiloye, the programmes for the anniversary include an anniversary football match, documentary, special music time, live drama presentation from the past students of the ministry while Saturday, August 22 is the main programme for the anniversary celebration at Jogor Event Centre.
Giving a brief history of the ministry, the president of the Mount Zion said:” It started as a drama group. The entire ministry went full time in 1989. Because the demand for ministration was so much, we ventured into film production to preach the gospel of God. What was so common at that time were movies and drama which were very few.”
He said that as at August 2014, the Mount Zion Ministry had made its 100th movie, adding that this year they will be adding 15 more.
“Most of our members have gone to other African countries to introduce evangelical movies. We have a lot of partners around the world, in USA, Canada, Australia coming for our anniversary on the 22nd of this month,” Bamiloye added.
SOURCE: THE NATION