The GHAMRO is set to hold elections for Board members in the first quarter of this year in accordance with the Board's constitution which stipulates they hold elections every two years.
As statement by the GHAMRO served notice that “a Collective Management Organization (CMO), established under the Copyright law 690 and regulated by L.I. 1962 wishes to bring to the notice of its members, users and the general public that in consonance with its Constitution and Rules and Regulations, elections to the Board will be held this quarter of the year.”
“The Board has therefore approved the formation of a seven (7) member Elections Management Committee to manage the administration of the elections with representation from, the Attorney Generals Department, Copyright Office, GHAMRO Management, Solicitors and the Electoral Commission (EC)," the statement said.
GHAMRO noted that the Electoral Commission would conduct the electoral process.
The elections will be conducted in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Bolgatanga, Northern Volta, Wa and Tamale.
“A detailed time –table/programme on the dates of opening of nominations, submission of forms, vetting of applicants, publication of applicants, election date, inauguration of new Board, and all other processes, will be rolled out in the press and other media platforms,” the statement signed by Prince Tsegah, GHAMRO’s PRO.
In February 2015, music maestro Kojo Antwi was sworn into office as Chairman of GHAMRO) to serve a two-year term. He was sworn in together with eight other board members.
About 3,700 members of GHAMRO cast their votes to elect new board members for the music rights body. Registered members of the organization convened in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale to elect persons who will steer GHAMRO from its troubled waters.
That year’s elections were the first in GHAMRO's 25-year history.
GHAMRO before then was bedevilled by a series of controversies forcing the Human Rights Court in July 2014 to order the board led by Carlos Sakyi to step aside.