President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the families of music legends, C.K Mann and Jewel Ackah, of the state’s support to ensure a befitting funeral for the two.
The President gave the assurance when delegations from the families of C.K Mann and Jewel Ackah, accompanied by executives of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House.
The President lauded the contributions of the two icons saying “the nation is the poorer without them and their music will continue to inspire many generations to come.”
MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour popularly known as Obour thanked the President and his government for the support it has provided to MUSIGA.
Also present at the meeting were the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare and the deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso Okyere.
C.K Mann’s family was led by the Ebusuapanyin of the Abrade clan in Takoradi while Samuel Mensah and Agya Armah aka Godfirst of the Alonoba or Abrade clan of Axim led Jewel Ackah’s family. Other members of the delegation included children of the two icons and the MP for Takoradi, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko.
MUSIGA was represented by 1st Vice President, Bessa Simons; 2nd Vice President, Rev Dr Thomas Yawson; Director of Highlife, Smart Nkansah and Director of Communications and Spe;cial Projects Ahuma Bosco Ocansey while GHAMRO was represented by Operations Coordinator, Yaw Osbourne and Welfare Committee Chairperson, Augustina Addison.
Also present was the C.E.O of Rufftown Records, Ricky Nana Agyeman also known as Bullet who was accompanied by his newest protégé, Wendy Shay.
Bullet expressed their appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for the state’s support for the funeral of Ebony Reigns.
The family of C.K Mann had earlier visited ex-President J.A Kufour to inform him of the final funeral rites for the late legend.
C.K Mann’s funeral is on July 13, 14 and 15 in Takoradi and Jewel Ackah’s is on August 3, 4, 5 in Tema.