GHAMRO Crusade Not A Witch-Hunt -Reggie Rockstone

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Hip-life legend Reggie Rockstone says the ongoing campaign for

fairness, transparency and equity in the distribution of royalties by

the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) is not a witch-hunt but a

necessary revolution for musicians.

Reginald Rockstone Ossei was among the several music right owners who

took up the crusade to kick out the GHAMRO board.

The crusade for 'accountability and transparency', as he calls it,

took a positive twist when a Human Rights Court last Friday ordered

the Carlos Sakyi led-board to step aside, setting up another interim

board made up of Enoch Agyepong, Nana Aboagye Dacosta and Kwame Nsiah

Apau also known as Okyeame Kwame to operate for six months and ensure

that structures are put in place for proper elections to be conducted

to elect a permanent board for GHAMRO.

"We are happy about the court order. Like I said, we are not on a

witch-hunt. The two words I used as my slogan were 'transparency and

accountability' and so I think we are making headway. This is a good

look and it is also an example for the future that everything should

be checked and put in order," Reggie Rockstone told NEWS-ONE.

According to him, there is a lot of cleaning up to do before proper

elections are carried in six months.

"I have hope, but of course we must learn from our past mistakes and

learn not to repeat them. We should be able to detect very early if we

have any discrepancies. This is a revolution for musicians and without

a doubt, it is definitely in the forefront," he stated.

The Chief Executive of the famous Django Bar said the revolution that

is taking place in the music industry is one which will inspire the

next generation to be able to stand up and speak for themselves.

"It should inspire the next generation to be able to stand up and

speak for themselves when the need arises. Some things are just

necessary and this is one of those things that needed to happen,"

Reggie added.

He noted that the rot which had gone on with the former GHAMRO board

was mostly as a result of ignorance on the part of some of the

industry players.

"We have expressed a certain level of ignorance and for some of us,

the ignorance turned into arrogance. It has never been a witch-hunt.

I'm just thinking that this should be a guide because it is about time

we really got on the global platform and operated like the rest of the

world does when it comes to these things. It is a good start and

hopefully the younger ones will take this mantle and build on it as a

foundation to do things the right way," he said.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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