Ghanaian male comedian, Clemento Suarez, has underscored the need for government to invest in community centres to help revive the creative sector in the various communities across the country.
He said community centres we had in the past, provided opportunities for theatre groups to travel across the country to perform but what we see today is nothing to write home about.
He is also calling on government to fulfil its campaign pledge of constructing a national theatre for each of the regions in the country.
He bemoaned the expensive cost players in the industry have to bear in hiring the only national theatre in the country for theatre productions and other entertainment events.
The comedian said he started comedy with some of his colleagues with the aim to help people distress and have fun but they have currently repackaged to give their audience not just the opportunity to laugh but also an opportunity to learn from their performances.
Clemento Suarez was speaking to Nat Sankofa Tete Arthur on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm on the ‘Stories of Life’ show.
Clemento Suarez, born Clement Ashiteye to Mr and Mrs Victor Tetteh of Teshie, started his primary education at the Bethel Junior High School and continued at Tema Secondary School. He furthered his education at the School of Performing Arts,University of Ghana, Legon, and completed in 2010.
Since 2011, Clemento Suarez has been cast in many plays including Gallery of Comedies, Thank God for Idiots, Romantic Nonsense, Sweet Dreams and Nightmares, What Can Come Can Come, Flagstaff House, Mallams and Pastors, I Can’t Think Far, Dinner for Promotion, Blue Black, Prison Graduates, Ama 2G, Ladder, You Play Me, I Play You, Bukom, Upstairs and Downstairs and the most recent, The Inspection.
He has also featured in TV series like Master and 3 Maids, Yellow Cafe and Wofa Kay and starred in movies such as Could this be Love? Royal Diadem and Keteke.