- Kennedy Agyapong has said his package for five veteran musicians is ready
-He has however denied that he promised to pay the veterans GHC5,000 each
Outspoken Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong has denied reports that he will be paying five legendary Highlife musicians GH¢ 5000 every month until their deaths.
According to him, he only promised a GH¢ 1,000 each to the veteran musicians, an amount which will total GH¢ 5,000 for the five musicians.
Mr Agyapong was recently reported to have pledged GH¢ 5,000 each for A.B. Crentsil, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Jewel Ackah, Obuoba J.A. Adofo and C.K. Mann as monthly salaries which would be paid until their deaths.
The gesture which was announced at the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Presidential Ball, the reports stated, was part of the Assin Central MP's support to help develop music in the country.
But speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” programme, Mr Agyapong said he must have been been misquoted as he meant a total of GH¢ 5,000 for the quintet and not for each person.
“I think there was a miscommunication somewhere. I met Obour at Flagstaff House last night and told him my GH¢ 5,000 cedis is ready but the issue is that I never promised to give each of them GH¢ 5,000 but rather, I said I will give the 5 musicians GH¢ 5,000", he said.
Despite the miscommunication, he stated that the GH¢ 5,000 which they [the musicians] are to share amongst themselves is ready and so MUSIGA should come for it.
Though it looks like the MP is reneging on his promise as earlier reported, the GHC1,000 package will still come in handy for the veterans.
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