Popular Ghanaian poet and playwright, Chief Moomen has called on the authorities to close down the National Theatre in order for renovation works to commence on the facility.
Chief Moomen bemoaned the deteriorating state of the National Theatre and he pointed to the fact that it is an embarrassment to the country, especially after the management of the facility took to GoFundme to appeal for funds to repair faulty air-conditioners.
The National Theatre is a symbol for the nation, so if tourists come and the venue is nothing to write home about, it affects the image of the nation. The whole building must be shut down and renovated to world-class standards”, Chief Moomen said in chit-chat with Ghana Weekend Tv.
Chief Moomen called on the government of Ghana to adopt more creative ways of securing funds to refurbish the facility.
Watch the full interview below.