The National Theatre has launched a 5-year strategic plan and a new logo.
The launch of the strategic plan and logo is a sign of the rebirth and a new direction that it is embarking on to reposition the theatre in the hearts and minds of all Ghanaians.
Since its establishment about 25 years ago, Ghana’s National Theatre, which has hosted a lot of events, has not seen any substantial changes.
As part of the 5-year strategic plan, the theatre is expected to go through some renovations hopefully within the next 14 or 16 months, to change the face the building which was constructed by the Chinese government.
Giving an outline of the renovation plan that is contained in the strategy, the Board Chairman of the National Theatre, Nana Fredua- Agyeman Ofori-Atta says the renovation of the building is their topmost priority.
According to him, “there is going to be a renovation of this space, the Chinese government constructed this building, we are grateful to them because if they hadn’t done it, we wouldn’t be here. Luckily for us, they have obliged to renovate the place so we are hoping that within the next 14 or 16 months, we should see some real renovation and changes in this place, this place needs a museum, a library, a conference centre and many other facilities.”
Also present at the event was the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ziblim Barri Iddi, who encouraged Ghanaians to participate in our cultural activities.
The winner of the New Logo competition Quist Henry Adokwei, was also awarded. The competition offered creative designers between the ages of 18-35 years the opportunity to create an official logo for the Theatre.