Former president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour popularly called Obour, has been sued by the Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi for allegedly mismanaging the funds of the Union.
The writ filed at an Accra High Court also summons four other executives including Acting MUSIGA President, Mr. Henry Bessa Simons, Acting 1st Vice President Rev. Dr. Thomas Harry Yawson, National Treasurer and Acting Administrator, Mr. Samuel Kofi Agyeman and Ahuma Bosco Ocansey, Director of Communications and Special Projects.
The MUSIGA presidential aspirant in a statement said he was suing the defendants following “allegations and counter allegations from majority of musicians and stakeholders of how MUSIGA has been mismanaged by the former President’s administration.”
According to the lawsuit, Obour did not present any handing over notes, neither did his administration render accounts to members of the Union nor release any information as to how the Union’s FUNDS were spent, when leaving office.
Ras Caleb is praying the court to compel Obour and his cronies in the erstwhile administration to account for their leadership at MUSIGA from 2011 to date.
Obour left office after the expiration of his second term and has recently kicked off his mainstream political career as he seeks to contest the NPP parliamentary primaries for the Asante Akyem South Constituency.
The suit is scheduled to be heard on June 10, 2020.
Read The Full Press Statement Below;
23 May, 2020
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
RE: FORMER MUSIGA PRESIDENT OBOUR AND FOUR OTHERS SUED OVER MUSIGA CASH
I, MUSIGA Presidential aspirant Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, and also the Regional Branch Chairman for MUSIGA Greater-Accra has institute legal proceedings against the former MUSIGA President Mr. Bice Obour Osei Kuffour and four others at the High Court of Justice for maladministration and misappropriation of funds of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
The four others include Acting MUSIGA President, Mr. Henry Bessa Simons, Acting 1st Vice President Rev. Dr. Thomas Harry Yawson, National Treasurer and Acting Administrator, Mr. Samuel Kofi Agyeman and Ahuma Bosco Ocansey, Director of Communications and Special Projects.
There are lots of allegations and counter allegations from majority of musicians and stakeholders of how MUSIGA has been mismanaged by the former President’s administration.
We cannot rule away some of these allegations especially when members think they are not treated well by the very people they elected to steer the affairs of the Union they all belong to; and the structures thereof.
No information is being released or communicated to the entire membership as to how the Union’s FUNDS were spent.
To this end, I Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, found it prudent to request for a forensic audit, and leadership of service and accountability of the administration of the former MUSIGA president Mr. Bice Obour Osei Kuffour.
In leaving office as required, Mr. Bice Osei Kuffour didn’t present any handing over notes and render accounts or submit any internal audit report on the state of the Union that includes a comprehensive financial audited report of the affairs of the Union..
This, and other reasons why I as a member, an elected executive, and a presidential aspirant of the Union, am calling on Mr. Bice Obour Osei Kuffour and his cronies in administration to account for his leadership of service at MUSIGA from 2011 to date.
Based on the aforementioned reasons, a suit has been filed at the High Court of Justice, and a hearing date has been fixed for Wednesday, 10th June 2020 at 9:00 am. I will officially release a comprehensive Press Statement in due course.
Please find attached brief copies of WRIT OF SUMMONS and MOTION OF NOTICE for your perusal.
Thanks for your attention.
RAS CALEB APPIAH-LEVI,
MUSIGA PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT
E-mail: [email protected]