A 28 year old woman has been left bankrupt after forking out GHC 35,000 ($10,971) on a “Platinum Sponsor” package for an annual church event.
The cost of a “Platinum Sponsor” package at the just ended Impact 2014- which is more than ten times the cost of a bible- bought her priority seating, VIP car parking, a private dinner and photo opportunity with 2 international celebrities- no, not Beyonce and Jay Z- even these two worldly entertainers charge much less to pose for pictures with fans.
She explained that the GHC 35,000 she spent on the “sponsorship package” bought her a seat at a private dinner with the 2 headline speakers at the church convention. “I thought sitting closest to the anointed ones will lead to my breakthrough, but it has only left my bank account broken, through and through,” she lamented.
The one week church convention which ended on 7 December offered 3 other “sponsorship packages” with similar VIP treatments guaranteed. The “Gold Sponsor” as well as the “Event Sponsor” packages both cost GHC 25,000 and a “Table Sponsor” was pegged at GHC 10,000.
Although she has been left bankrupt, the young woman was however satisfied with the VVIP treatment she received at the church convention. “Forget about diplomatic passports and VVIP lounges at the Kotoka International Airport, this is the ultimate in all VVIP accesses and treatments. GHC 35,000 among other things, got me a selfie with the Papas.”
“I might sell those exclusive pictures for some money. Media people pay a lot for exclusive celebrity pictures these days isn’t it?”