Culture Centre renovation pegged at up to $80M – Anthony

Culture Minister Frank Anthony has said that renovating the National Cultural Centre (NCC) could cost up to $80 million, while lamenting that the facility has not been earning.

“We have to fund all these things. If the centre was making money we could have been able to invest this money. We have to now find money from our budget to do this and to do all this that I have spoken on we would be spending close to $80M on the centre,” he said at his end of year press conference last Friday.

Last year, the ministry was urged by the NCC Director Godfrey Naughton to help pay its utility bills. Naughton had said that the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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