Despite the panic of an outbreak of the Corona virus in Accra, the organizer of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ‘Charterhouse’, has assured the public that all plans to hold the V.G.M.A Nominees Jam in Koforidua this month still hold. The Head of Public Events and Communications at Charterhouse Robert Klah, in an exclusive interview with Shine Publications today in Accra, added that despite their commitment to delivering on their promise, Charterhouse is also a health conscious body and therefore will not hesitate to call off the event if the need arises. The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is one of the biggest gatherings and has therefore come under close watch by health enthusiasts as crowding can facilitate the spread of the Corona Virus if present.
As part of the activities preceding the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, an outdoor celebration of the nominees is held. This year, the Nominees Jam heads to Koforidua and the Head of Public Events and Communications at Charterhouse Robert Klah, has assured the public that the date for the event remains the same. “We are very committed to delivering on our promises. Therefore, as advertised, this year’s V.G.M.A Nominees Jam will come off in Koforidua on the 4th of April. However, the fans power the event and so their safety is of uttermost importance to us at all times. So, we will not hesitate to do whatever is necessary in order to keep our patrons safe. We are also speaking with health experts on the best ways to ensure that people who attend the event are kept very safe”, he said.
Though no cases of Corona Virus have been confirmed as positive in Ghana, 2 major events which were scheduled to happen in Accra have already been canceled. They are ‘3Music Awards Fanfest’, and ‘Accra Fashion Week’. Another Ghanaian event scheduled to come of this month in Canada dubbed ‘Ghana Music Festival’, with acts Stonebwoy and Medikal, was canceled indefinitely for fear of the spread of the virus among the attendants. The President of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo, has stated in a press release on the 11th of March that all 57 reported cases of alleged infections of Corona Virus have proved negative.
By Jerry Wonder