Ghanaian poet cum playwright, Chief Moomen says the National Theatre must be shut down for renovation works to commence on the facility.
According to him, the current condition of the National Theatre 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.
Historically, The National Theatre was opened in 1992 to spearhead the Theatre movement in Ghana by providing a multi-functional venue for concerts, dance, drama and musical performances, screenplays, exhibitions and special events.