Anas Galamsey Economy Exposé: Accra International Conference Centre Refuses Access For Premiere

Anas Galamsey Economy Exposé: Accra International Conference Centre Refuses Access For Premiere

  • Anas Aremeyaw Anas' public showing of his Galamsey Economy Exposé has suffered a major setback barely 48 hours before the event
  • The Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) has refused to grant access to Anas for the premiere of the documentary despite paying earlier
  • Anas and his team had paid to use the AICC as the venue of the premiere for two days, that is Monday and Tuesday

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The premiere of Galamsey Economy, the latest exposé from Anas Aremeyaw Anas' Tiger PI seems to be in limbo over venue issues.

According to the award-winning investigative journalist, the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) is refusing to grant access to the facility for the premiere.

Anas and his Tiger PI team had scheduled the public showing of the Galamsey Economy Exposé for Monday, November 14, 2022, and Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the AICC.

Anas Galamsey Economy Exposé
Anas has been stopped from using the AICC to premiere his Galamsey Economy Exposé Photo source: Anas Aremeyaw Anas (modified by author)
Source: Facebook

Anas releases statement on AICC's refusal for premiere of Galamsey Economy

But in a statement shared on his official Facebook page on Sunday, November 13, 2022, Anas indicated that:

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"Management of AICC informed Tiger Eye through our agent on Saturday, 12 November 2022, that the venue is no longer available for use on the said dates."

The decision of AICC's management to cancel the event, the statement added, has been made despite the fact that:

"Tiger Eye has already fulfilled every requirement of AICC to use the place including payment for the venue despite last minute change in cost by about per cent (30%)."

Notwithstanding the setback, Anas and his team are determined to find a new venue for the public showing while also assuring that all tickets still hold valid.

"We would like to apologise to the public for the inconvenience in change of venue. Our agent is securing another auditorium and we will update the public soon on the new venue," the statement said.

What is Anas' Galmsey Economy about?

As the title Galamsey Economy suggests, Anas' latest investigative piece focuses on the activities of galamsey (illegal mining) in the country.

Just as all his works do, the Galamsey Economy is expected to expose the activities of illegal miners and their collaborators.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas Teams Up With CNN For New Exposé On Journalism In Ghana

Earlier, reported that Anas had teamed with global news network, CNN, for a new documentary that exposes the dangers of practising journalism in Ghana.

The documentary, when released, will give the world never-seen-before images of how deadly it is to practice journalism in Ghana.

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