Okraku Mantey Fights Obour Over Welfare Fund



Chief Executive of Slip Music, Mark Okraku Mantey, has strongly warned the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Obour Osei Kuffour, not to use proceeds from the Union’s Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWef) launched a couple of days ago to satisfy the self-seeking needs of his executives and himself.

He stressed that he would never forgive Obour if he mismanaged the fund meant to assist the aged musicians in Ghana, adding ‘I will never forgive you because the promise you have made to them, If you don’t know and I hear that you guys have turned this fund into your business and these old people are seen to be suffering, I will never forgive you’.

Speaking during a panel discussion on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review recently Mark Okraku Mantey said ‘I have a problem with the fact that you are seen fronting everything related to MUSIGA. The rest of the executives are not seen. Is it that they are not performing well, or you seem to be taking all the fans and you enjoy leading and want to be seen at affairs?’


Mark Okraku Mantey
Mark, who is not happy with Obour’s style of leadership advised him to involve all his executives in his decision making, since most of the time, he (Obour) is the only one heard and seen speaking about MUSIGA issues.

Even though Obour had earlier explained on the show that the AMWef would register and organize members of MUSIGA who are 60 years and above for a common purpose of assisting musicians in cash or kind, during severe illness or death and compile their musical works and market them to support the artistes and the Fund, Okraku Mantey still insisted that he knew that there was a venom spreading within the Union with regard to money.

The fund known as Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) which would be managed by First Banc would work to improve the living standards of members and musicians in general.

By Nii Ogbamey Tetteh

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