Kojo Antwi can transform GHAMRO – Betty-Mould

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Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Betty Mould Iddrisu has
expressed confidence in the ability of newly elected Chairman of the
Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), to deliver on his promise to
sanitise the music and arts scene.

Mrs. Mould Iddrisu who once worked as Ghana’s Copyright Administrator
while she served at the Nation’s Ministry of Justice told Bola Ray on
the Starr Chat on Starr 103.5FM that Ghana’s music maestro, Kojo Antwi
who was recently elected unopposed to lead the scandal-burdened
organisation, seems determined to make changes.

On Wednesday February 11, 2015, 3,700 musicians and artistes voted Kojo Antwi into power.

GHAMRO, before the elections had intermittently been rocked with
leadership crises. One of such troubles forced the Human Rights Court in
Accra to order the group’s board, formerly led by Carlos Sakyi, to step
aside after some disgruntled members filed a suit against the

The court further appointed an interim board with the mandate to
organise an election which saw the new board consisting of James Kwaku
Tuffour who beat Randy Noonoo George to become Deputy Chairman
(Composer), while Ahmed Banda (Bandex) beat Dominic Anomah
(Producer/Publisher) to the Deputy Chairman position.

Others who are serving on the Antwi-led board are Diana Hopeson, Zapp
Mallet, Mary Ghansah, Nana Kwaku Duah (Tic Tac), Bessa Simons Henry and
Augustina Addison (Composers).

In an exclusive interview on Wednesday night, Mrs Mould-Iddrisu said
the ‘Bomi Nkomo De’ hitmaker, who happens to be her favourite musician
paid her a visit to ask her for professional advice on the way to
proceed with GHAMRO.

“I told him that he should know he is there for the interest of the
musicians and not musicians alone, but also the composers and authors.
He is there to protect their interest and that I am there for him at any
point in time”.

Mrs Mould-Iddrisu intimated she has a soft spot for the arts and “adores musicians” for what they do.

“I love the individualism, I love the creativity. I love the fact that
they are just ordinary people who God has given this genius and this
spark and the fact that they are able to touch people’s lives. I just
really, really adore them.”

She mentioned ‘Dancehall King’ Samini as her favourite hiplife musician
adding that she enjoys the talent of female artistes such as Efya,
Kaakie and Becca.

Mould-Iddrisu worked with Ghana’s Ministry of Justice from 1978 until
her appointment at the Commonwealth Secretariat in November 2003. At the
Justice Ministry, she headed the Industrial Property Law Division and
was later appointed Ghana’s Copyright Administrator before leaving for
the Commonwealth job, after serving as Head of the Ministry’s
International Law Division.”

Credit: Starrfmonline.com

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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