By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
The governor of Cross River State, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, yesterday commissioned a multi-million naira Kada Cinema facility, sited at the Calabar Marina Resort, in the state capital.
The cinema facility, built by former Governor Donald Duke to boost the rich tourism sector was abandoned by subsequent administrations before it’s rehabilitation and rebranding by the management of Kada Cinema this year.
Speaking at the commissioning of the facility yesterday, the state governor, Senator Otu lauded the former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbenidion, for deciding to invest in the state.
Otu said, “We are so glad and happy that we started with this and I know that greater things will be added.
“My administration is willing and ready to continue to support in any way we can so that life will get to normal.
“This is just the beginning, we will be cutting the tape for many more things.”
The state chief executive stated that beginning from the 1st to the 31st of December, there will be no dull moment in the state, even as he expressed the optimism that many more structures will come up.
In his earlier remarks, an official of the Kada Cinema, Mr. Trevor (surname withheld) stated that the group is excited to provide entertainment experience in the state, adding that the company is looking forward to a fun-filled adventure.
Trevor stated that besides the Kada Cinema, the group is also bringing in the Kada Healthcare and Pharmacy as well as the Zozo Bistro to the state.
In his early remarks, the Managing Director of the Cross River State Tourism Bureau, Prince Ojoi Ekpenyong, said that the said the cinema is located close to the cleanest and best water front in West Africa.