Entertainment of Sunday, 25 January 2015
Source: Daily Guide
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 musicians.
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 stakeholders.
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.