By Ozo Ray
All roads would lead to Hilton Leisure Hotel, Awka, tomorrow, as Anambra State Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Entertainment plans to organise what it referred to as ” Anambra Entertainers Meet and Greet. ”
The occasion, which is expected to have Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo as the Special Guest of Honour, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor and other very important personalities, will also have various categories of entertainers in attendance in order to chart a new course of action for the creative industry in Anambra State.
Speaking on the forthcoming event in his office at the Secretariat Complex, Awka, during an exclusive interview with our correspondent, the Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Entertainment, Don Onyenji, said the meeting was part of the agenda of Governor Soludo to empower the creative industry in the state.
Mr. Onyenji said that the whole concept was that government plans to make the creative industry in Anambra State very robust and to also ensure that Anambra-based entertainers were recognised nationally and globally just like their Lagos counterparts.
He explained that the Entertainers Meet and Greet was an opportunity for the governor to interact with entertainers to ascertain their needs and to see how government can strategically wade in to address them for the creative sector to be more lively as well as generate income for the state.
The commissioner said the Ministry of Youth Development, Office of the Special Adviser to Governor Soludo on Youth Empowerment Programmes and other ministries were invited to the entertainers roundtable because all the sectors according to him are working together for the greater good of the state and equally to ensure that the society got better.
Onyenji, who is an ace broadcaster of 41 years standing, further disclosed that there would be a novelty football match on the eve of the entertainers roundtable on 22nd November, 2022 at Awka City Stadium. He said Awka is taking a new shape and that potholes were being filled because the governor according to him, has declared war against potholes in the state and that roads were also getting new looks.