Entertainment of Friday, 14 October 2016
Comedian turned musician David Oscar is worried that flag bearers for the two leading political parties, NPP and NDC have left damaged infrastructures in the country unattended to but are giving different promises in their manifestos.
He expressed worry when discussing plans for the creative arts industry as stated in the NPP and NDC manifesto with Hitz FM’s MzGee.
Left to Oscar alone, president Mahama should focus on repairing the damaged state infrastructures instead of setting up aging funds. He added that he has seen many state infrastructures, which are useless now because of poor maintenance. To him, renovating these facilities will brighten the future of the creative arts industry.
A lot of promises are being made about things that will be done to enhance the creative sector but I’m asking, what happens to the already existing state infrastructure? I’ve been to Takoradi and the arts center there is nothing to write home about. I live in Koforidua and the arts center is also nothing to write home about.
Cape Coast art center is one of the art centers with the best face in the country but go an look at it, it’s in the bad state. I’m asking, what is being done to the already existing state infrastructure?
People like me who organises shows needs these infrastructures so that I won’t go to the big hotels to pay big money but I can go to the art center because its state facility. For me to get the cooperate audience to a state facility which is nothing to write home about, it should be upgraded.
Enough of the promises, I think we should rather look at enhancing the state facilities we have.” David Oscar told MzGee.
Even though he is not happy about the fact that damaged state infrastructures are left idle, he applauded political parties for factoring the creative arts in their manifesto.