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, â€œWe are bringing in 48 tonnes of equipment made up of staging, lighting, sound, AV, trussing, furniture, draping, dÃ©cor elements, tables and chairs, Bedouin tents, medical equipment, cabling, outboards, sound desks, monitors and generators.”
Design elements such as booklets, CDâ€™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 3â€.
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.
â€œWe 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, dÃ©cor designers & stylists, creative directors, show callers, stage and logistic managers, ground support, runners and choreographersâ€, 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 â€™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 Etoâ€™O of Cameroon .