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Filling Stations Being Turned into Entertainment Centres is Life-Threatening-HOD of Film and Theatre Studies

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies in the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is appealing for support to get more state-of-the-art performing acts centres in the Central Region.

The Head of Department Mr Elolo Gharbin feared the upsurge of petrol filling stations being turned into entertainment centres in Cape Coast could pose a potential threat to patrons.

He disclosed this during the observation of ‘The Black History Month, 2015’ dubbed ‘Heritage Africa: Global Africa in Human History’ at the university.

Mr Elolo Gharbin bemoaned the low level of entertainment at UCC and the Central Region

He admitted that entertainment centres are rare in Cape Coast and some of the few ones  such as GOIL expose lives of patrons at the mercy of fire and car accidents

The month of February was set aside to celebrate Africans in the diaspora in 1926 when ‘the Nebri Week’ was introduced by Dr C J Wilson

Contributions notable African-Americans made to develop the U.S were honoured

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies, UCC in collaboration with the U.S Embassy – Ghana upheld the intellectual capabilities of the black race to mark the event

The occasion celebrated the journey of slavery and the emancipation of the minds of the people of African decent

The U.S government supports such academic and professional exchanges that seek to foster the relationship between Ghana and the U.S.

Guest speaker of the occasion Professor Kofi Anyidoho of the University of Ghana believed in the ideology of Fante journalist and politician J.E Casely Hayford and challenged Africans to be motivated by it

The Africanism instinct of the audience heightened when Executive Secretary of PANAFEST FOUNDATION Rubbi Kohain emphasized that African people were not inferiors to anyone but were even the first to contribute to civilization.

Story: Spencer Kwabena Boateng
TV3 Correspondent, Central Region