Renowned Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson seems to be the latest prominent Ghanaian to confirm that times are hard in Ghana and that money is not easy to come by these days.
To the shock of many, the mother of one cried out on social media that she is broke, stressing she does not have “even one cedi.”
According to Yvonne, she realized this morning that, there’s no one she can ask for money from except her mom.
‘’Just realized this morning there’s actually NO ONE i can ask money from except my mum…. I don’t even have 1 cedi on me. 🥴 ‘’ she tweeted.
Just realized this morning there’s actually NO ONE i can ask money from except my mum…. I don’t even have 1 cedi on me. 🥴
— 𝓨𝓿𝓸𝓷𝓷𝓮 𝓝𝓮𝓵𝓼𝓸𝓷 (@yvonnenelsongh) June 24, 2021
It is not clear whether the film producer is drawing the government’s attention to the concerns of many Ghanaians that the economy is in shambles yet living standards are heightening.
We cannot tell whether or not the outspoken actress wants to add her voice to the trending social media protesters dubbed #FixTheCountry.
Since COVID-19 was recorded in Ghana, cinemas have been closed and outdoor events have been banned until further notice, affecting entertainers although various social gathering venues have been opened.
On August 6, 2020, the National Film Authority’s Action Group petitioned the Tourism Ministry to open them and according to them, they have been in various meetings with the ministry but still, cinema doors remain closed.
At the official launch of The Presidential Film Pitch Series April 28 this year, President Akufo-Addo assured players in the industry the doors to the theatres will open soon.
“I want to proclaim on a matter of great concern that the opening of cinemas is under constant review of the COVID-19 task force. And hopefully, you’ll hear from the task force soon,” he told the gathering.
Over a month down the line, the film fraternity is outraged as the directive to close cinemas, as part of measures to curb Covid-19 spread, is yet to be reversed.