President Weah’s Office Refuses to Address Inquiry over Ownership of Unification Theater

MONROVIA, Montserrado – President George Weah has dedicated a new theater and recording studio on his private property opposite the Baptist Seminary on the Robertsfield highway.

According to the Executive Mansion, the theater, which was dedicated on Sunday, seats 162 visitors and was designed to make it easier for Liberian artists to record and produce their artwork locally.

“It is now my pleasure to welcome you and to dedicate and officially declare the Unification Theatre of Arts open and ready for business,” the executive mansion release quoted the president as saying.

The dedication ceremony was witnessed by House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, Senate Pro Tempore Albert Chie, and a host of other government officials and representatives of the country’s music and movie unions.

However, the president’s office has not provided information on the cost of the facility and whether it is Weah’s private business or a public establishment.

When contacted, Presidential Press Secretary Solo Kelgbeh failed to address The Bush Chicken’s inquiry.

Kelgbeh also did not provide answers on how to access the facility and whether it required any cost to users and members of the public.

Weah has been criticized for his huge property development, including the construction of a church and several modern buildings on the same property the theater is located.

Featured photo by Executive Mansion

Gbatemah Senah

Gbatemah is a graduate of the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. In 2017, Senah won three Press Union of Liberia awards: Women's Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Land Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2018, he was also recognized as the Land Rights Reporter of the Year.

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