TV3 and 3fm radio broadcaster, Johnnie Hughes has expressed fear for the usage of the Black Star Square (also called Independence Square) for national ceremonies as the venue and monuments store isn’t sage anymore.
According to him, he was overwhelmed with fear when the president and the vice sat under the Independent Arc during Workers Day celebration.
Johnnie Hughes conveyed his views with live footage of Black Star Square. Indeed, the premises that contain national monuments and hold national ceremonies needs serious maintenance.
The footage shows porous concrete and rusted iron rods that are supposed to cover a gutter. The iron gates are all death traps. Sadly, there was one hanging with electric wire fastened to it.
The pillars carrying the structure are all decorated in deep cracks and eroded roots. Sadly, the stairs are even peeling off. As a matter of fact, it’s deadly to use the venue for any immediate program.
Therefore, Hughes advised that the president should look for any other venue for now while he takes time to fix the Black Star Square for future use.
“Dear @NAkufoAddo, I cringed when you & @MBawumia sat under the independence arch on worker’s day. The Black Star Square is not safe. Please avoid it for now, and fix it for future use. Thank you.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo will swear for his second term come January 7, 2021. Thus coming Thursday, and as usual, the venue for such ceremony has always been the Independence Square.