Rex Omar Resigns As Interim GHAMRO Board Member

Hi-life musician, Rex Omar (Real name: Rex Omar Owusu Marfo) who is one of the active and outspoken members of the fourteen member interim board of Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) has voluntarily resigned his position with immediate effect. Rex seems frustrated after spending 20 years out of his 30 years in the music industry to fight and make sure the right things are done as far as music copyright and intellectual property issues are concern and has finally given up because according him there has not been any progress after all these years of struggling for better systems and structures. Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) was set up to replace the existing Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) which was set up by the government under the supervision of the Attorney General. Thankfully, their sweat and toil was finally over when COSGA was liquidated to be replaced by the newly established Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO). After a long wait GHAMRO’s certificate to operate as a collective society for musicians in the country was approved by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice on December 23, 2011 and was officially presented to its board members chaired by Carlos Sekyi at a short ceremony in Accra on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012. Things still remain the same after over one year of the existence and operation of GHAMRO which forced Hi-Life living legend Rex Omar to give up the struggle. In a letter indicating his decision to quit his post, the popular musician accused management and the Board, of lack of transparency and professionalism in the running of affairs at GHAMRO.