Event centres in sorry state- George Quaye laments
CEO of Image Bureau, George Quaye lamented the terrible state of the country's major event centres, noting that the situation is a serious barrier to the growth of the creative arts sector.
The event planner emphasised that holding events in the country has become extremely challenging because most of the major event centres have been forced-closed down or are in horrible condition.
He remarked in a recent interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz while referencing the National Theatre as one of the major centres in such a sorry state.
“The National Theatre is a sad story. I look at it and I weep because we know what it looked like when it was built. People used to come from other places for excursions and today this is what is left of it. The theatre does not have a standby generator. If you have a show and the lights go off, the show is over.”
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The CEO of Image Bureau was not only unhappy with the nation's event centres but also with the way the current administration has ignored the creative sector despite making multiple promises during the election campaign.
He urged the administration to step up efforts to revitalize the creative arts sector before their time in office comes to an end.
“I am disappointed because there is a lot that we expected from the president of the republic because the promises were a lot. We will be telling ourselves lies if we sit here and say we are satisfied because of our allegiance.
“However, all is not lost, there is a year and a half left. I am hoping and challenging the leadership of this country to save whatever is left of the creative arts sector," he said.