UPDATE: RTP Awards 2013 Set To Come Off Tonight...Organizers Finally Pay For Venue

Peacefmonline.com can confirm that organizers of this year’s edition of the Radio and TV Personality Awards have now resolved issues concerning booking of the venue for the show scheduled to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre tonight. Earlier this morning Peacefmonline.com reported that the awards program may not come off due to the organizers’ inability to pay for the venue, but there’s now every indication that the Accra International Conference Centre is now officially opened for much anticipated event. Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that organizers of the show have finally paid for venue. According to a source, the payment was made a few hours ago. Mr. Kofi Appiah of the Accra International Conference Centre confirmed on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review this afternoon that Big Events Ghana have now secured the venue. “Yes, they have now come to pay to use the Conference Centre tonight”. Asked what particular time the payment was made, Mr. Appiah said all he can say is that as at 10am this morning they hadn't paid for the venue but they have paid for it now for the event to come off as planned and that is the most important thing. CEO of Big Events Ghana, Prince Mackey who also spoke on the program admitted that the venue hadn't been booked as at this morning attributing it to miscommunication between Big Events Ghana and Empire Entertainment. He however, emphasized that by the grace of God the venue has been secured for a successful awards show tonight. Asked if Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson was in Ghana to host the show as advertised, Mackey said Mercy Johnson is expected to arrive this evening for the show so her fans should expect her on stage tonight to host alongside Kafui Dey. As at the time of filing this report, organizers were setting up at the venue for the event tonight. He also stated they were on their way to meet Highlife legend Amakyi Dede to sort out everything with him and his management for him to be able to perform tonight. Tickets for this year’s RTP Awards goes for GH¢ 100 VIP and GH¢ 50 Regular. Ticket venues are; Peace FM, Joy FM, Rainbow Radio, Baatsona Total, Tema Community 11 shell filling station, Koala and Silverbird. The headline artiste for the event is the evergreen Abrantie Amakye Dede and other artistes such as: Cecilia Marfo, Paapa Yankson, Tutulapatu, and Herty BornGreat. To read more about RTP Awards, the team behind it, nomination criteria, previous editions, sponsors and other important details, log on to www.rtpawards.org. RTP Awards 2013 is sponsored by MTN, Guinness Ghana, Castle Milk Stout, Altime Capital, Special Ice, SIC, Coca Cola, Air Ghana, Kasapreko, Binatone, DDP and Alisa Hotel.