Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) has given a new Toyota Corolla car and motorbike to its office in the Ashanti Region. The short ceremony to officially handover the two machines to executives in the Garden City happened on Monday, March 22, 26 at the Cultural Center.
The car and motorbike were given to the office to help ease the task of collecting royalties for musicians. Chairman of GHAMRO, Kojo Antwi, presenting the items to the region advised that the car be used for its purpose. He told executives in the region not to use the car for their personal gains because it was not purchased for such a purpose but for the benefit of Ghanaian musicians.
“The fact that it is for GHAMRO means there are some rules that are going to guide it but the rules are going to deal with the nature of our work. We are presenting this car to the office to see changes in the in the organization” Kojo Antwi said.
First Vice Chairman of the association, Ahmed Banda aka Bandex also added that “the fact that the car is in Ashanti Region does not mean its only for this region, it belongs to every GHAMRO member in the country”. Bandex added that the car is monitored to ensure that it is used for its purpose.
Augustina Addison, board member and a member of the welfare committee who received the Toyota Corolla and motorbike on behalf of the office thanked the national executives for their donation. The gospel musician confessed that they have seen changes in their office after the Kojo Antwi led administration were voted into power a year ago.
She promised the national executives that the two machines presented would be used in the right way to help in the collection of royalties.
The car was presented to the Ashanti Region four months after executives donated Nissan Navara, seven motorbikes, set of computers, telephones, printers and valuable materials to the national headquarters.
Dignitaries who were at the ceremony held to give the car and motorbike to the regional office were Chairman of GHAMRO, Kojo Antwi, First Vice Chairman, Ahmed Banda, past chairman and Ashanti Region MUSIGHA chairman, Aboagye Dacosta, Zapp Mallet, Francis Boahen, Ashanti Region MUSGHA members and many others.