Entertainment pundit, Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog, has called on the government of Ghana to increase investment in the local arts and hospitality sector instead of football.
According to Bulldog, the entertainment industry has contributed more to uplifting the image of the country more than football and therefore must benefit more from government investment.
His message comes on the back of singer Wendy Shay’s suggestion that funds allocated for the running of football in Ghana must be rather invested into the development of the local music industry.
She made the statement in response to the elimination of the Ghana senior national football team (Black Star), from the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which is ongoing in Cameroon.
Ghana could not win a single match at the group stage of the competition, in spite of the over 2-million-dollar budget the GFA received for the campaign.
View Bulldog’s full message:
It’s about time we stop wasting our taxes on sports especially football — and invest solely in our music and hospitality sector.
All the applause and accolades Ghana has out there in the world presently is owed to our entertainment and tourism industry.
Hospitality and entertainment is a high earner and healthy contributor to the country’s GDP.
Stop the foolish investment in football now!
Invest in the arts.