Court Throws Out Carlos Sakyi’s Appeal

A Court in Accra has thrown out an appeal by the embattled ex, lead-head of the music rights protection body, GHAMRO, Carlos Sakyi.

Mr Sakyi was in court today, gathers, to seek for an appeal over a July 11 ruling that asked him to step aside for two others including Okyeame Kwame, to oversee the body’s affairs until fresh elections are held.

An Accra Human Rights Court, has ruled that the head of the music rights protection body, GHAMRO, should step aside.

The ruling, handed out some few minutes ago, would also see messrs Okyeame Kwame, Enoch Agyepong, and Aboagye DaCosta take charge of the body’s affairs for the next six months before fresh elections are held.

A major ruling that should offer some relief to the over 100 musicians who took it to court, it was lead-headed by veteran musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu, in a pool that also included composers, song writers, and music producers.

They accused the then GHAMRO boss, and his charges of ‘embezzling’ funds collected on their behalf.

Filed on Thursday, May 15, 2014, the writ maintained among other concerns that GHAMRO “have deliberately refused to organize even a single Annual General Meeting since May 2011 when they took office as interim Board Members.”

“Carlos Sakyi, Amandzeba, K.K. Kabobo and Mark Okraku Mantey,” the writ also stated “have been dissipating the funds of the organization to the disadvantage of the Rights Owners and have been paying themselves monthly salaries between GH¢2,000 and GH¢4,000, excluding other allowances, even though the regulation of the organization expressly forbids the payment of salaries.”

They made their first court appearance on June 2.