Chief Moomen decries ‘attack from Ghana@60 chair over debt



Poet and playwright, Chief Moomen has registered his displeasure over what he says are ‘spurious and ill-informed utterances’ by the Chairman of the Ghana@60 committee, Ken Amankwah against him, after he came out to announce government’s indebtedness to him.

According to him, the government is yet to make commitment to paying him his money.

Last week, Chief Moomen took to his Facebook post to seek public support to reach the government to pay him the remainder of the money.

He said the government had contracted him to show his ‘Wogbejeke’ theatre as part of activities to mark Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebrations in March, and has since paid only half of the bill. According to Chief Moomen, several attempts to get the government to pay the other half of the bill has proven futile, forcing him into a terrible financial situation. He said he has had to put his car on sale to help raise money to sustain his business.

According to Chief Moomen, several attempts to get the government to pay the other half of the bill has proven futile, forcing him into a terrible financial situation. He said he has had to put his car on sale to help raise money to sustain his business.

Days after the post, he said the cry for help “fell on deaf ears.”

He, however, said his upcoming play, Wogbejeke, which was almost called off because of government’s indebtedness to him will be held as planned courtesy the support of some friends.

Read his full post below:

Thank you all for helping to highlight our crisis situation. Unfortunately, all that cry for help fell on deaf ears. I didn’t and still haven’t received any official communications from the committee.

What I have, however, heard is the Chairman of the Committee spewing spurious and ill- informed utterances to people that seeks to impugn my integrity.

And that I will absolutely not countenance! I have already suffered enough indignities at his hands. About two months ago when I went to see him about our plight, he was so patronizing and condescending I left very angry, disappointed and truly quite sad.

I shall release a full account of my experience and my general reflections on this whole process right after my show.

Thanks to my #Botweburg brothers for pooling together resources these last minutes to enable WogbeJeke come off. I invite you all to come out in your numbers tomorrow 3rd July at the National Theatre to support the production.

We are running two shows and 2pm and 7pm. Once again, thank you all for the massive show of solidarity.


By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana



Published on 2 July 2017 | 7:34 pm at Source