Ghanaian Artiste manager, Bullgod has voiced skepticism about the construction of amphitheatres for entertainment purposes in Ghana.
He expressed doubts that the projects would be completed, just like similar ones. His comments were in response to the sod-cutting ceremony held on April 27 in Kumasi for an amphitheatre by the Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku-Mantey.
During an appearance on Hitz FM’s morning show, Bullgod said, “I am not impressed by the building of the amphitheatres. They will not complete the projects. They went to break judges’ homes all in the name of building a national cathedral. Go and see the place”.
The government is set to construct five amphitheatres this year, with one each in Takoradi, Tamale, and Kumasi, and two in Accra. The aim is to create jobs and boost the industry’s economy.
However, Bullgod believes the government should not be commended for the project since they promised to begin all five constructions last year but failed to act on it. “These people promised five amphitheatres last year. They are now building one and we are applauding them?” he said.
On April 26, 2023, six months after the announcement of the construction of five amphitheatres in Ghana, a sod-cutting ceremony was held for the first project.
Mark Okraku-Mantey led the exercise in Kumasi, saying, “Good to see you all here. This is the day the Most High has made. Finally, we are on the soil or on the grounds to start the project. So it will be prudent that we do the official thing that we do. We are here to do the first digging so that we can put on record that the project has started.”