Court Throws Away Ambolley’s case


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An Accra High Court yesterday dismissed a
case filed by Gyedu Blay Ambolley and two
others to place an injunction on the Ghana
Music Right Organisation (GHAMRO) elections
scheduled for today.
Ambolley, C.K. Morrison and Ama Afriyie were
in court with their counsel, Lawyer B. Eshun,
to seek for an ex-parte interim injunction to
restrain GHAMRO and its Receiver Managers
from conducting today’s elections.
The complainants cited late submission of
polls and expiration of time as their reasons
for the action but GHAMRO’s lawyer, Opoku
Adusei, opposed the motion and argued that
notices of polls were served as far back as
January 7 and even published in the national
dailies.
The court, presided over by His Lordship
Justice Anthony Oppong, dismissed the
application to pave way for the elections.
Tuesday’s development followed an earlier
postponement of the elections from December
6, 2014 to February 11 due to an interlocutory
injunction sought from the court by Rex
Boateng and George Dickson, among others, to
allow all individual stakeholders pick forms,
contest and campaign for the vacant
positions.
With this development, all is set for the
GHAMRO elections today. All music right
owners are expected to cast their votes at
CIBT-Social Advance (Adjacent Teachers Hall)
in Accra, Apatakese Ase in Kumasi and the
Cultural Centre in Tamale.
Last year a Human Rights Court setup the
interim board to operate for six months, with
the task of receiving, managing royalties on
behalf of the right owners and seeing to the
appointment of a permanent board for
GHAMRO.
As it stands, music maestro Kojo Antwi will be
going unopposed for the chairmanship
position of GHAMRO while the rest vie for the
vice chairman (producer), vice chairman
(composer), board member (producer) and
board member (composer) positions.
After the votes are counted and the results
announced, the interim board at GHAMRO will
swear in the elected board on February 27.

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