The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey has revealed that the government’s projected Kumasi theatre will be completed by the end of 2022.
When he appeared on Doctar Cann’s ‘Showbiz Xtra’ show on Happy FM, he made this knowledge.
“The government’s role in the creative industry is to establish an enabling atmosphere and provide logistics that we as individuals cannot afford, such as a theater.” That is why the Kumasi Creative Arts School currently has a theatre that will seat near to 2000 people.
“We asked for it four years ago when I was with you, and the President has taken actions that we must begin.” Photographs of Kumasi’s theatre will be available next year. The theatre will be finished by the end of next year,” he told Doctar Cann.
President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, announced the construction of the performance theatre in Kumasi two years ago, at his third State of the Nation Address on February 21, 2019.
“The Eastern Region Theatre has been completed, and work on the Kumasi theatre is presently underway,” he explained.
It was reported last year that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Bengbu International Technology & Economic Cooperation Ltd on behalf of the government for the construction of a two-thousand-seat theatre/conference center in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.