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I am not impressed by the building of the amphitheatres, gov’t will not complete the projects – BullGod


Artiste manager and pundit, Bullgod has expressed his scepticism towards the building of amphitheatres for entertainment purposes in the country.

Bullgod’s comments were in reaction to the sod-cutting ceremony by the Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku-Mantey for an amphitheatre which took place yesterday, April 27 in Kumasi.

Speaking on Hitz Fm’s morning show as a panellist, he stated that he was not impressed by these projects and that they were unlikely to be completed, citing the destruction of judges’ homes that took place in the name of building a national cathedral as an example.

“I am not impressed by the building of the amphitheatres. They will not complete the projects. They went to break judges’ homes all in the name of building a national cathedral. Go and see the place,” he stated

The amphitheatre is one of five to be built by the government this year, with two in Accra, one in Takoradi, one in Tamale, and one in Kumasi.

The aim of these amphitheatres is to serve as venues for performances and other forms of entertainment, to aid industry players in planning their events and to create jobs to boost the industry’s economy.

However, the C.E.O of Bullhaus Entertainment is of the view that government should not be applauded for the project as they promised to start all 5 construction last year but failed to act on it.

“These people promised five amphitheatres last year. They are now building one and we are applauding them?” he quizzed

While these projects may have some cultural and entertainment significance, the government has changed its position on the type of project it will execute after promising ultra-modern theatres in several destinations in their 2016 manifesto.

Other pressing issues that need to be addressed in the creative industry in Ghana, such as the renovation of the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park, setting up a multipurpose studio and Copyright Offices have all gone unfulfilled.

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