Former GHAMRO Board Chairman Rex Omar has denied misappropriation allegations. Those who feel GHAMRO is misusing their money should file a lawsuit, he said.
Rex Omar urged Akosua Agyapong to avoid badmouthing and acquire greater knowledge before making public statements about the organization’s money collecting and distribution.
He stated that the musician must let the group’s leaders perform their jobs since she can’t accomplish a single duty.
Rex Omar said the GHAMRO Board is honest and responsible. Some folks won’t listen or believe anything stated.
“In this life, there are two groups of people – there is somebody who says ‘I don’t know [understand] and explain to me’ and then somebody who would also say ‘I don’t know but whatever you want to explain I don’t care [about it]; I’ve made up my mind and this is what I think.”
“We have majority of people like that. One of them like Akosua Agyapong. Since Kojo Antwi’s time, she’s been going from television to radio stations saying ‘GHAMRO is stealing money, I have documents. If you have a proof that anybody has stolen GHAMRO money, it’s criminal. Take those documents, report and let the person be arrested; then, you have a case.”
He stated that people cannot jump “from one radio station to another” making accusations just for the sake of it.
Earlier, Akosua Agyapong said on Accra-based Onua TV (in Twi) that, “If you are a spinner and members of GHAMRO come to collect your fees, ask them to show their licence before you make the payment. Because they are spending and misappropriating our money. Rex Omar is the worst, he’s the worst Board Chairman I have ever witnessed. Now, Papa Yankson too is gone – GHAMRO used to give such legends only ¢100 monthly for something they call welfare. I don’t even know if they still pay same amount today.
I don’t know why the Attorney-General is still not closing down that office? Why should musicians die poor?”