A group of seasoned Ghanaian musicians have backed calls for the right
structures to be put in place to aid musicians in the country.
The musicians, led by Gyedu Blay-Ambolley, yesterday stormed the
offices of Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) to protest against
the activities of the newly-appointed interim board of GHAMRO.
They disclosed that various measures would be adopted to stop the
board members from steering the affairs of GHAMRO because their term
of office had expired
The aggrieved musicians, during the protest, passed a vote of no
confidence in the board, stating that the board members lacked
credibility and therefore could not represent the interest of Ghanaian
The musicians decided to lock up the offices of GHAMRO to prevent the
board members from entering the office premises but they were
prevented from doing so by a team of police officers from the Greater
Accra Regional Police Command.
In an interview, Gyedu Blay-Ambolley stressed that the leadership
crisis in the music industry for the past years had fuelled
incompetence, intransigence and led the leaders to refuse to render
account for their stewardship.
He said the activities and utterances of certain members of the board,
whose term of office had expired, was creating division among the
Gyedu Blay-Ambolley described GHAMRO as “a tragic disaster” and called
for a comprehensive overhaul of the body, stating that “the Attorney
General must sack GHAMRO board now.”
According to him, the actions of the board members had negatively
affected the music industry.
Credit: Daily Guide