Ace investigative journalist and CEO of the Tiger Eye PI, Ana’s Aremeyaw Anas has been prevented from using the Accra International Conference Centre for the public showing of his latest investigative work, which looked into the galamsey menace.
The documentary is scheduled to be premiered tomorrow Monday 14th November and the following day, Tuesday 15th November.
Right from the beginning, there was an attempt to frustrate Anas and his company from using the venue, including an unjustifiable 30 percent increase in the charge for the use of the facility. Nevertheless, the company went ahead and paid the charges.
But with barely 48 hours to the event, management of the AICC wrote to Tiger Eye PI that the facility is no longer available for their use.
Many commentators are of the view that management of the facility are being manipulated by higher authorities who are apprehensive about the documentary.
The documentary promises to expose government officials, politicians and influential people who are behind illegal mining also known as galamsey in the country.
READ FULL STATEMENT FROM TIGER EYE PI
13 November 2022
GALAMSEY ECONOMY EXPOSÉ:
ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE PREVENTS TIGER EYE FROM USING VENUE FOR PUBLIC SHOWING
1. Tiger Eye P. I. hereby informs the public that it has been stopped from screening its latest undercover investigative piece titled ‘Galamsey Economy’ at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) which is scheduled this Monday and Tuesday (14 &15) of November 2022.
2. Management of AICC informed Tiger Eye through our agent on Saturday, 12 November 2022, that the venue is no longer available for use on the said dates.
3. Tiger Eye has already fulfilled every requirement of AICC to use the place including payment for the venue despite last minute change in cost by about per cent (30%).
4. Tiger Eye is saddened that barely 48 hours to the public screenings, when invitations have been sent to the diplomatic community and other high-profile individuals in society, and flyers sent out to the public, we have had to look for a new venue.
5. We would like to apologise to the public for the inconvenience in change of venue. Our agent is securing another auditorium and we will update the public soon on the new venue.
6. All tickets already out are valid for the new venue.