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Glo-CAF Awards: Organisers fly in hi-tech equipment into Accra

Over 48 tons of equipment and a crew of 115 are expected to arrive the Kotoka International airport in Accra, Ghana, today, March 3, for the staging of the 2009 Glo-CAF Awards ceremony, says an official of the event management agency, True Colour Events. Bobby Scott, the Chief Executive Officer of True Colour Events, the South Africa-based company, revealed that the equipment which will arrive aboard a chartered cargo airplane will be moved to an appointed warehouse from where the crew will start setting up for the show.

According to Scott, “We are bringing in 48 tonnes of equipment made up of staging, lighting, sound, AV, trussing, furniture, draping, décor elements, tables and chairs, Bedouin tents, medical equipment, cabling, outboards, sound desks, monitors and generators.”

Design elements such as booklets, CD’s, signages and info sheets as well as branding materials, certificates and plasmas, to mention but few, will also be coming into Ghana from South Africa on March 3”.

He added that a crew of 115 staff members would arrive to assemble and operate the equipment for the spectacular show at the State House Banquet Hall on March 11.

“We have a crew of 115 that will be used to put this master piece together and this includes artists, production crew, luggers, dancers, medics, security, sound/visual/AV technicians, décor designers & stylists, creative directors, show callers, stage and logistic managers, ground support, runners and choreographers”, Scott noted.

A line_up of international musical acts from Nigeria , Senegal , Ghana , Benin Republic and South Africa are billed to perform at the ceremony noted for its glitz and glamour. Some of the A_list acts include Nigeria ’s pop stars, P_Square, Ishmael Lo of Senegal and Kwabena Kwabena from Ghana .

The frontline contenders for the African Footballer of the Year Award are Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast , Michael Essien of Ghana and Samuel Eto’O of Cameroon .


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