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PHOTOS: RENOVATION OF KOFORIDUA CULTURAL CENTER STARTS

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The Regional Cultural Center in Koforidua which was first built in 1964 by Kwame Nkrumah is NOW undergoing renovation works. Dr. Ziblim Zarri Iddi, Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts, and Culture in September stated the Regional Cultural Center was 60% complete. In the Deputy Minister’s interview on Peace FM, he stated emphatically that work had begun on the auditorium at the cultural center.

On the contrary, www.atmogh.com background checks reveal that the performance center which received its first ever renovation works during the administration of John Kuffour in 2001/9 is currently being renovated ahead of National Festival of Arts and Culture – NAFAC which will be held in November.

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Catherine Afeku was in Koforidua with her team to inspect the progress of renovation works on the Eastern Regional Cultural Theatre yesterday, Friday, October 19.

The Minister after her inspection of the center has expressed her satisfaction with the facelift the Koforidua Cultural Center is receiving, www.atmogh.com can report

“I must say I am impressed with the work done so far. The contractor has also assured me they are going to finish the project on time as Koforidua is getting ready to host this years National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC)”  she said

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Afeku also used the opportunity to reassure Ghanaians of the government’s commitment to pursuing the construction of new theatres in all 10 regions. She also reiterated the ministry’s position of making the Arts and Entertainment industry viable

“I want to use this opportunity to reassure Ghanaians that, the Ministry has not neglected the Art and Entertainment industry, but instead we are putting measures in place to make the Ghanaian industry a formidable and competitive one,” she added

 

During the minister’s visit, www.atmogh.com gathered the Koforidua Regional Theatre is about 90% complete and has a 1,500 sitting capacity. The theatre which is promised to be completed in 10 days will also house 20 Offices and a Recording Studio

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku will return in 2 weeks to inaugurate the theatre. She also promised to assist in completing 4 other theatres in Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi, and Ho

She is, however, expecting an exciting National Festival of Arts and Culture – NAFAC which will be graced by the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo in November

 

Asiwome Tei-Mati | atmogh.com

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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans Tawiah

COVID-19 will be defeated in 10 Days – Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah

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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans Tawiah

As the world grapples with managing and finding a lasting solution to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Evans Yaw Tawiah has prophesied the defeat of the virus in ten (10) days.

The Apostle of Souls for Heaven Ministry, based in Koforidua in the Eastern Region revealed yesterday in a Facebook post, that the novel COVID-19 will be a thing of the past in 10 days.

“God has answered our prayers. In 10 days, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past. Keep on trusting God,” he posted.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

The Apostle of the gospel, who also doubles as the owner of the Koforidua based radio station, Emak 97.7 Fm in an exclusive interview with www.asiwomewrites.com further stated that the defeat of COVID-19 which is in 10 days, starts from today, Monday, March 23, 2020.

“The Lord told me (Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah), in 10 days, starting from today, COVID-19 will be defeated.”

He, however, cautioned that times are evil and called on all to come to Christ because we are in the end-time.

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

Apostle Tawiah urged every Ghanaians to partake in the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo’s call for the nation to fast and pray on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

He also appealed to the general public to take all precautionary measures and the directives given by the Ghana Health Service and the president respectively.

 

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COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

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COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

SINGAPORE: About S$1.6 million will be set aside for the arts and culture sector as part of support for the community amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and to prepare the sector for “post-disease recovery”, announced Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng on Friday (Mar 6).

“We want cultural performances to continue during this time as the arts inspire us and lift our spirits, as long as necessary precautions are in place. This is what MCCY (Ministry for Culture, Community and Youth) agencies and institutions – including NAC (National Arts Council), NHB (National Heritage Board) and PA (People’s Association) – will commit to, where possible,” he said in his Committee of Supply speech.

“We also want to encourage arts and culture practitioners to take this opportunity to develop their capabilities and better position themselves for the future.”

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

Part of the S$1.6 million will include a subsidy of 30 percent for venue rental and associated costs for arts and culture activities from Mar 7 to Jun 30.

This will be applicable at national cultural institutions such as the Esplanade, Arts House Limited venues, and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

In addition, the National Arts Council will provide a one-time, enhanced capability development grant for individuals and arts organizations.

The aim of this grant, which will open to applications from Mar 16, is to promote upskilling and organizational capability development, said Mr. Baey.

These two initiatives are part of the Stabilisation and Support Package announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat during his Budget speech. The package was introduced to help stabilize the economy amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

READ ALSO: MUSIC: Lord of War – Ps Bennywood

“Arts groups and practitioners, including those who enjoy subsidized rentals under NAC’s arts housing scheme, can benefit from both initiatives,” said Mr. Baey.

The Package includes a training support scheme for self-employed persons, who will be paid S$7.50 per hour as training allowance when attending eligible programs.

NAC will continue working with SkillsFuture Singapore to curate arts and culture courses for arts freelancers to complement existing initiatives like the Arts Resource Hub.

“We encourage all eligible arts and culture professionals to tap on the available measures, including subscribing to the Arts Resource Hub, which is free, and prepare themselves for the post-COVID-19 upturn … We encourage arts practitioners to support one another during this time,” Mr. Baey said.

Source: Channel News Asia

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

The annual Kwahu Easter and all other activities associated with it has been called off by the Kwahu Traditional Area

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Following the directives from Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana on the novel Coronavirus – COVID -19 outbreak, the Kwahu Traditional Area has called off the annual Kwahu Easter celebrations.

READ ALSO: Sandra Badu-Boateng Featured in Forbes’ List of Awesome Black Women

In a release dated March 16, 2020, and signed by Samuel Tuffour, registrar of the Kwahu Traditional Area, one week, forty days observation and funerals in Kwahu must be on hold indefinitely.

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

 

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