- Chief Moomen says Ghana@60 committee killing his career
- The poet noted how the state is frustrating his efforts by failing to pay him money owed him
Poet and Playwright, Chief Moomen has bemoaned government's inability to pay him, after he featured on the programme line-up for Ghana's 60th-anniversary celebrations.
Chief Moomen has been engaged in a war of words with the Chairman of the Ghana@60 committee, Ken Amankwah, in recent weeks.
In a Facebook post, the poet has alleged that government still owes him some money after he was contracted to show his ‘Wogbejeke’ theatre as part of activities to mark Ghana's diamond jubilee celebrations last March.
However, he says he has not been fully paid for his works, insisting only half of the money has been paid by government.
According to him, the situation has left him cash-strapped, while revealing that he has so far not "received any official communications" from government's Committee in charge.
He lamented the manner in which he has been treated, maintaining that all efforts to get his money have fallen "on deaf ears".
Chief Moomen, despite suggesting he was currently in an unstable financial situation after the episode, confirmed that his upcoming Wogbejeke play scheduled for July 3, will still go after he received support from some friends.
Read the 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 patronising 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 to 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 2 pm and 7 pm. Once again, thank you all for the massive show of solidarity.
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