Highlife and Reggae artist, Nester Ekow Micah is to embark on a nationwide cell-inmates screening project.
The project is a collaboration between the Singer and international non-governmental/non-profit making organization, FransDan Foundation.
Ekow Micah who also doubles as the President of the Music Council of Ghana (MCG) together with his partners will launch the cell-inamtes screening project tomorrow,14th Dec, 2014 at the Coconut Groove hotel in Accra a 10am.
The project is to give out drugs to those who are sick, and to make donations in cash and in kind to inmates in various cells. This initiative is stemed for Ekow’s brush with the cells during his remand.
He noted that he was not given any serious medical care and in light of what he experienced in the cells, he has decided to embark on the nationwide cell to cell health screening project.
The police CID – headquarters, have officially welcomed the project and also promised to provide police officers to assist Ekow and FransDan Foundation.
Celebrities expected to grace the occasion include Kojo Antwi, Kwaw Kesse, Daasebre Gyamena, and others - - and the media. The African representative of FransDan Foundation, Mr. Daniel Mensah, added that, “right from the day we heard in the news that Ekow was going through health challenges in cells, we visited him and helped him medically.
“So when he was acquitted and discharged, we put our heads together, and decided to embark on this cell to cell project.” FransDan is an NGO which is largely focused on health related projects for the poor, vulnerable, deprived communities, advocacy, and education on health issues.
Ekow Micah was arrested on 4th August, 2015 by the Airport Police station. Upon a search at the musician’s house, a substance suspected to be weed was found in his corridor. Since his offence is a non-bailable one, Ekow spent 4 months in cells - - awaiting final verdict on his case.
On 30th Nov, 2015, the court, presided over by Aboagye Tandoh, said the prosecution failed to incriminate Ekow due to the fact that they could not prove that the accused had “legal possession” of the substance and that, someone planted the weed in Ekow’s house – taking advantage of the fact that he’s a Rastafarian. Ekow was acquitted and discharged.