Kennedy Agyapong, business mogul and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, has promised GH¢5000 monthly salary retainer each for five renowned Ghanaian highlife musicians.
AB Crentsil, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Jewel Ackah, Obuoba JA Adofo and CK Mann according to the lawmaker will receive their first payment for December 30, 2017 and are expected to be receiving same till their death.
Kennedy Agyapong announcing the surprise package at the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Presidential Ball on Friday, December 29, 2017 indicated that this act of kindness was part of his quota to help develop music in the country.
He added that these veteran musicians should not be allowed to die in poverty looking at their immense contributions to the development of the Ghana music industry over the years.
As part of helping old musicians who barely feed due to poverty, funds were raised at the event to meet their needs. More importantly, we are hoping that some well-to-do Ghanaians will also emulate this kind gesture by Kennedy Agyapong. For once, the controversial Member of Parliament (MP) deserves an applause.