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GHAMRO TO RETRIEVE GHC 2,113,803.93 FROM PAST EXECUTIVES GHAMRO TO RETRIEVE GHC 2,113,803.93 FROM PAST EXECUTIVES

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GHAMRO TO RETRIEVE GHC 2,113,803.93 FROM PAST EXECUTIVES

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The Ghana Music Rights Organization – GHAMRO has disclosed its decision to retrieve funds that have been misappropriated by the past administration.

 

A thorough audit of the financial books of GHAMRO from 2012 – 2016 report revealed that an amount of GHC 2,113,803.93 made up of bank transactions and several withdrawals in cash remained unaccounted for by the Carlos Sakyi, K. K. Kabobo led administration for the period 2012 – 2014.

 

Rex Omar, chairman of GHAMRO at a Press on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in his statement, disclosed that the GHAMRO board has authorized their lawyers to retrieve any misappropriated funds belonging to the society.

 

“For the past two years, the board has waited patiently for the completion of the process which outcome the Auditor Service is detailed in its final report…” he said.

 

“As a board, we have authorized our lawyers to retrieve any funds misappropriated actions against persons found to have misappropriated funds belonging to the society,” Rex Omar added.

 

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The statement also instructively noted that before the Receiver Managers exited, an audit conducted showed fragment disregard to corporate governance rules, absence of administrative structure and controls with Society funds dissipated without due process as payments were made without any supporting documents.

 

Rex Omar further revealed an amount of GHC 55,000 was taken out of the GHAMRO account to purchase a Toyota Sequoia vehicle with a tractor registration number plate without the knowledge and approval of the board until the new administration got EOCO to impound same from Carlos Sakyi and his team.

 

Another GHC 51,650 was paid to Motionpix for members ID cards without any documentation and provision of the intended service. A further GHC 11,500 was again taken without any supporting documentation and without explanation as to how the excess of GHC 4,000 was applied

 

Other payments totaling GHC 70,050 were dissipated without records under the Carlos Sakyi, K. K. Kabobo administration.

 

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Rex Omar added that GHAMRO under his administration is ready to discipline members who bring the society’s name into disrepute.

 

“Let it be on record that GHAMRO is not afraid to crack the whip on members who had brought the name of the Society into disrepute and even continue to do so currently. Under this new constitution, however, members who flout the Society’s rules and regulations would be disciplines in accordance with the rules,” he stated.

 

Rex Omar has under his 2 years of leadership collected over GHC 2 million royalties for its members.

 

He has however assured GHAMRO members that plans are far advanced to implement more effective ways to collect royalties and levies for its members.

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Asiwome Writes born Asiwome Tei-Mati is the Chief Writer at www.asiwomewrites.com, a blog for all credible and At the Moment Entertainment News. A blog designed for all Showbiz News, Interviews and Reviews in the Creative Arts industry in Ghana. Asi Wome is an entertainment enthusiast and journalist, a Communication Strategist and a radio and TV Entertainment, pundit.

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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans Tawiah

COVID-19 will be defeated in 10 Days – Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah

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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans Tawiah

As the world grapples with managing and finding a lasting solution to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Evans Yaw Tawiah has prophesied the defeat of the virus in ten (10) days.

The Apostle of Souls for Heaven Ministry, based in Koforidua in the Eastern Region revealed yesterday in a Facebook post, that the novel COVID-19 will be a thing of the past in 10 days.

“God has answered our prayers. In 10 days, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past. Keep on trusting God,” he posted.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

The Apostle of the gospel, who also doubles as the owner of the Koforidua based radio station, Emak 97.7 Fm in an exclusive interview with www.asiwomewrites.com further stated that the defeat of COVID-19 which is in 10 days, starts from today, Monday, March 23, 2020.

“The Lord told me (Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah), in 10 days, starting from today, COVID-19 will be defeated.”

He, however, cautioned that times are evil and called on all to come to Christ because we are in the end-time.

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

Apostle Tawiah urged every Ghanaians to partake in the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo’s call for the nation to fast and pray on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

He also appealed to the general public to take all precautionary measures and the directives given by the Ghana Health Service and the president respectively.

 

Source: www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana

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COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

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COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

SINGAPORE: About S$1.6 million will be set aside for the arts and culture sector as part of support for the community amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and to prepare the sector for “post-disease recovery”, announced Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng on Friday (Mar 6).

“We want cultural performances to continue during this time as the arts inspire us and lift our spirits, as long as necessary precautions are in place. This is what MCCY (Ministry for Culture, Community and Youth) agencies and institutions – including NAC (National Arts Council), NHB (National Heritage Board) and PA (People’s Association) – will commit to, where possible,” he said in his Committee of Supply speech.

“We also want to encourage arts and culture practitioners to take this opportunity to develop their capabilities and better position themselves for the future.”

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

Part of the S$1.6 million will include a subsidy of 30 percent for venue rental and associated costs for arts and culture activities from Mar 7 to Jun 30.

This will be applicable at national cultural institutions such as the Esplanade, Arts House Limited venues, and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

In addition, the National Arts Council will provide a one-time, enhanced capability development grant for individuals and arts organizations.

The aim of this grant, which will open to applications from Mar 16, is to promote upskilling and organizational capability development, said Mr. Baey.

These two initiatives are part of the Stabilisation and Support Package announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat during his Budget speech. The package was introduced to help stabilize the economy amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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“Arts groups and practitioners, including those who enjoy subsidized rentals under NAC’s arts housing scheme, can benefit from both initiatives,” said Mr. Baey.

The Package includes a training support scheme for self-employed persons, who will be paid S$7.50 per hour as training allowance when attending eligible programs.

NAC will continue working with SkillsFuture Singapore to curate arts and culture courses for arts freelancers to complement existing initiatives like the Arts Resource Hub.

“We encourage all eligible arts and culture professionals to tap on the available measures, including subscribing to the Arts Resource Hub, which is free, and prepare themselves for the post-COVID-19 upturn … We encourage arts practitioners to support one another during this time,” Mr. Baey said.

Source: Channel News Asia

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

The annual Kwahu Easter and all other activities associated with it has been called off by the Kwahu Traditional Area

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Following the directives from Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana on the novel Coronavirus – COVID -19 outbreak, the Kwahu Traditional Area has called off the annual Kwahu Easter celebrations.

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In a release dated March 16, 2020, and signed by Samuel Tuffour, registrar of the Kwahu Traditional Area, one week, forty days observation and funerals in Kwahu must be on hold indefinitely.

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

 

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