The Executive Director of the National Theatre, Amy Appiah Frimpong, ha made an appeal to Ghanaians to contribute financially towards the completion of work the cooling support system of the National Theatre.
This is a year after she launched a gofundme account directed towards the same course. Speaking in an interview with Citi New’s Kwame Dadzie, the Executive Director of the National Theatre revealed that the gofundme account had to be suspended because they were not getting the needed support.
“Gofundme does not give you the money as they come in. The arrangement was that once we got a quarter of the request, then they would make a payment. We never got to that point, so we asked gofundme to return the money to all the donors. So it never got to us,” she said.
“We’re still looking for sponsors so anyone who wants to contribute for us to fix this, we will be happy to receive their donations,” Amy noted.
In December 2020, it was reported that the beams of the water containers had rusted and needed to be fixed.
The Cooling Support System at the National Theatre is one chamber of the Central Air-conditioning System. It is the water reservoir that transports water to the chillers for air conditioners.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the National Theatre was closed last year.
According to Amy, during this period, the water in the air conditioning unit was turned off to protect the equipment and minimize spending. Unfortunately, this led to a fast deterioration of the metal stands supporting the cooling towers.