Creative arts business and intellectual property consultant Benjamin Oduro Arhin JNR has alleged that the Music Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is suffering as a result of the selfish desires of some officials.
Mr. Oduro, who is also a member of MUSIGA, asserts that some of the court actions taken against the organization in the past were legitimate and required attention from its members.
Speaking in an interview on Onua Showbiz, monitored by 1Family Radio, he added that the current legal situation, which led to the union elections being postponed, doesn’t make any sense to him.
“The primary cause of our suffering is that some people have selfish interests. Laws are in place, but they were not intended to restrict people’s freedom. These laws were created by people to benefit all people.’’
“Some of the legal disputes, such as those involving the bloated voter’s list and the signatures issue, were quite real and important. For the third one that came up, I personally comprehend why it happened,’’ he said.
He explained how the plaintiff informed the union of the impending issue during a meeting that took place a week before the elections, but the union did little to address it.
“The plaintiff prompted the musicians’ union. Two weeks prior to the polls, we received this complaint, and the matter was discussed in our meeting the week before the elections,’’ he added.