- Ghanaian playwright, Chief Moomen says government owes him money and is refusing to pay
- The playwright says he was contracted for a production of his flagship play, "WogbeJeke" during the Ghana@60 celebrations
- However, government only paid half the bill and is apparently refusing to pay the rest
Ghanaian playwright, Chief Moomen, has bemoaned how the Government of Ghana is "refusing" to pay monies owed him for his participation in the Ghana@60 celebrations.
Moomen, via social media platform Facebook, chronicled how his career and business has incurred several problems after the New Patriotic Party government "refusal" to pay his company monies owed.
In the rather saddening post on Facebook, Moomen detailed how he had made several attempts at retrieving his money to no avail.
The playwright, who is well-known for his serial stageplay, "WogbeJeke", feared that the next edition would not successfully come on due to the numerous complications arising from his situation.
According to Moomen, he was contracted by government to show a special edition of WogbeJeke during the Ghana@60 celebrations.
However, government has only paid half of the bill and according to Moomen, several attempts by his company to reach out to government for the rest of the payment were never met.
He has since appealed for support to enable him to go ahead with the upcoming production in July.
“These past three months have been the most painful and frustrating moment in my professional career (I shall talk more about that someday). Now I need not less than 30,00ghc to make some urgent down payments to enable WogbeJeke to come off on Monday- ( payments for national theater, lights, sound, set, props, t&t for cast and crew and petty things just to get a show going.
“I will think about the other bigger costs like remunerations later) I have even put up my car for sale (again!) but nothing yet. Rather uncharacteristic of me, I’m putting this very personal stuff in public because I’m really desperate now. And I don’t know what else to do. I don’t want to disappoint my cast and crew. I don’t want to disappoint my audience. Please help if you can,” he wrote on his Timeline.
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