Unconfirmed reports are rife that President Akuffo Addo’s government is planning to support the 20th edition of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which is slated for May 18 at the Accra International Conference Centre with an amount of GH 100,000 cedis.
However, before the said money even hits the account of Charter House, organizers of the awards, some players in the entertainment industry have called on organizers to reject the money.
One of such people is communication expert Kwame Gyan who to took to Facebook to express his opinion on the issue.
He questioned how government could cough up about GH 300,000 cedis to support the recent Chalewote Street Festival, which is relatively a smaller event in his view and give the VGMA’s, which he considers a bigger event just GH 100,00 cedis.
He further argued that the amount is an insult because “the Government of the Republic of Ghana is said to have given or spent 700K DOLLARS on AFRIMA….a Nigerian originated event packaged as an African one.” how can government, therefore, spend less on the nation’s foremost music awards event?