The Ghana Music Rights Authority(GHAMRO) has introduced a policy to provide welfare for musicians, when they are aged.
Speaking on Zylofon FM’s Showbiz Agenda, Agya Abraham, administrator for GHAMRO revealed that the scheme is geared at curbing situations of financial struggles among aged musicians.
Though many have argued that, this is not the core mandate of the organization, Abraham affirmed that it is included in GHAMRO’s duties to provide welfare for musicians.
“Our job is to collect and distribute monies and that is exactly what we are doing”, he said.
GHAMMRO is to pay a sum of 15 cedis on behalf of all 2000 registered members every quarter, till they are 70 years of age.
However, Abraham added that monies paid to the Metropolitan Pension Trust is not deducted from the annual royalties that members are entitled to.
“Monies collected are not from the royalties we pay members. We are paying for the pensions on our own”, he told host, Sammy Flex.
He has encouraged all members to provide detailed information about themselves, wards and parents before the end of October to facilitate the launch of the scheme.