The new Governing Board of the National Theatre of Ghana (NTG) has been urged to establish theatres in every region of the country.


In the endeavour to carry out that assignment, the Board has been directed to provide leadership, policy guidelines and a sense of direction but not to take over the day to day managerial functions of the Theatre.


The new Board has also been asked to renovate and update the NTG building to meet current needs and demands of the theatrical sector.


Furthermore, the Board has been charged to strive to overcome the challenge of high cost of energy which is draining NTG of the needed funds for development.


The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Catherine Ablema Afeku, gave the directive when she inaugurated the Governing Board of NTG in Accra.


The Governing Board of NTG was the eighth and the final of the implementing agencies of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to be inaugurated.


In the law establishing NTG, there is an expectation for the establishment of theatres in such parts of the country as the Council may deem fit while the vision of the Executive Director of the NTG is that of ‘A Theatre Without Walls’—meaning that the content that is produced at the theatre should reach every corner of the country, no matter the geographical location or economic situation.


The Board Chairman, Nana Asante Bediatu, pledged on behalf of members to work hardtop deliver on its mandate.


Nana Bediatu appealed to the media to support the Board in its efforts to enhance the image of theatre in Ghana.


Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)