President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, has strongly dismissed claims he has dissipated funds meant for the well-being of other musicians.
According to him, such claims are meant to defame and tarnish his image.
“I’m not bothered at all…people claim I’ve spent money meant for MUSIGA. I usually hear that accusation but it’s not only about me, even President Kufour’s time, he was chastised very well that he had spent money on a hotel and late Prof Atta Mills also suffered same wrong allegations. So when you’re leading in the capacity as a president, it’s normal to have such negative claims against you,” Obour said in an interview on Kasapa FM.
The ‘Konkontiba’ hitmaker added, “Before I became MUSIGA president, I had a meeting with Rex Omar who told me he wanted to support me so he asked me if I will resign if people should allege that I’ve looted from the coffers of MUSIGA. So such criticisms are being said always and I know very well that with MUSIGA’s laid down structures I know how credible my accountant and treasurer are.”
Obour continued that he is not corrupt, adding that the MUSIGA job has been very challenging for him.
“No I’m not corrupt at all but when we say corruption, it is a huge word that in our daily lives we make choices so if one isn’t circumspect in his approach, people might conclude your choices to being bias especially when you give more time to secular artistes than gospel singers, people tag you as being corrupt but I do ask how can that be corruption,” he mentioned.
Obour explained that “the work you’ve entrusted in our hands is so difficult…the last time I got to realise how difficult the job has been for me was when I had prophecy from a pastor. I knew along the line these kind of challenges will come…I had a chat with my aunty who is a prophetess and during the conversation she asked me why I get so worried when I’m being criticised negatively.
I answered that yes I get worried when people criticise me for what they’ve no idea about…Sometimes I wish they knew my focus but some of the things they say are so demeaning but she cited an example that even Jesus Christ who is God’s own son, came on this earth to die for mankind but he was criticised wrongly by his own people.”
“She went on to advise me that sometimes to really lead you must be prepared for some of these criticisms. So sometimes for people like us who know God, it makes us strong and make us really know that we’re doing what we can do, we’re walking in the foot of Christ,” Obour added.
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