It’s barely a week since entertainment players asked serious questions regarding the construction of ‘modern large seating theatres in every regional capital in Ghana except Accra’, which was promised by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) during their 2016 campaign to recapture power from their main opponent.
Criticism from several industry players comes after, Dr. Ziblim Iddi told journalists that, the NPP did not promise to build new theatres across the ten regions of Ghana.
According to the deputy creative arts and culture Minister, his outfit meant renovation of Art Centres for cultural and entertainment purposes, but people misinterpreted it to mean building new theatres.
However, giving his opinion about the issue, veteran highlife musician, Rex Omar has revealed that, Ghanaians do not take creative arts serious.
The Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) chairman explained that, Ghana as a state do not take creative arts serious, because they think creative art players are jokers.
Speaking on Happy FM’s ‘Showbiz Xtra’ with Doctar Cann about his general overview on the subject, he said, “Ghana as a state does not take creative arts serious. They think we are jokers. It is a fact, because from day one, I knew that what they were saying, they can never do it.
“That is how politicians are. I am in NDC because of Ghana, I don’t love NDC more than Ghana, I love Ghana more than NDC. So even if my own Party comes into power, and they are not doing well, I will talk about it,” he added.
Below is what the NPP 2016 manifesto on construction of theaters states;
“Pursue the construction of modern large seating theatres in every regional capital except Accra, beginning with Takoradi, Tamale and Kumasi, as well as setting up an additional copyright office in Tamale to cater for the northern sector in addition to the existing ones in Accra and Kumasi.”
Listen to the audio below:
By: Eugene Baah