All Set For GHAMRO Elections

Augustina Addison (middle) in a pose with the election committee members

The management of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), a collective society for music right owners, yesterday revealed that the elections of GHAMRO board members will take place on March 15.

The elections were supposed to be held on December 7, last year, but it was put on hold due to court injunction filed by some aggrieved members of the society.

In an interview with BEATWAVES on Tuesday, the chairperson of the election committee, Mrs. Augustina Addison, said the elections will be held in some selected ten regional capitals in the country to make it relatively easy for all members to vote for their preferred nominees.

It will be supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC).

She revealed that the leadership of GHAMRO and the election committee would see to it that the elections will be conducted in a free and fair manner.

She added that members of the collective society are expected to cast their votes at the various voting centres to elect new board members for the music rights body.

She gave the assurance that all necessary arrangements had been concluded for a successful election.

The 15 aspirants to represent the board members and directors of GHAMRO are made up of music publishers, producers and composers.

They are K.K. Kabobo, Rex Owusu Marfo, Kwame Adinkra, Oheneba Kisi, Diana Hopeson and Kofi Abraham.

Others are Ernest Kwasi Ennin, Francis Boahene, Francis Omari Adofo, Benjamin Mensah and Ruth Benny Wood.

The rest are John Mensah Sarpong, George Ofori Atta, Elizabeth Tagoe and Yaw Agyemang Badu.


By George Clifford Owusu