Fmr President John Mahama Donates 5000 Cedis to KK Kabobo


Former president of Ghana and the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has donated an amount worth 5, 000 Ghana cedis to veteran Ghanaian musician, KK Kabobo to help him pay his hospital bills.

It was reported that the veteran musician is currently battling a liver disease but sadly, the immediate family went bankrupt along the way due to the hospital expenses among other bills, after which they called for external financial support.

 Barima Kaakyire Agyemang, who paid a courtesy call to the ace musician and brought to the limelight what was going on disclosed via a social media post that “After I broke the story of Veteran Musician K.K. Kabobo…. The flag bearer of the NDC His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has donated GH₵5000 to him. God bless you H.E. The family is grateful”.

Meanwhile, KK Kabobo, whilst speaking in an interview on Accra-based Hitz FM monitored by said that he has so far received an amount of 2000 Ghana cedis from GHAMRO.

According to the veteran musician, GHAMRO among other groups based in Takoradi after paying a courtesy call to him have also supported him with some amount to help him take care of his hospital bills.

“GHAMRO was here, they gave me GH2000 for medication. Some other groups based in Takoradi were also able to raise some money, which they donated,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nana Poku Ashis, manager for Gospel musician, Yaw Sarpong has confirmed that his artiste is not feeling well.

Nana Poku claims the veteran Gospel musician has been bedridden for more than a year now but they chose to make it private due to personal reasons best known to them.

“He has been bedridden for over a year now. It started around this time last year. It was awful when it happened a year ago, but we are hoping that he will regain his strength in the coming months,” he said.

Talking about financial issues, the manager for the veteran musician claims it is high time the government implemented policies to ensure that veteran musicians get something better as royalties so that during their difficult times or old ages, they will not have to depend on alms for survival.

“If we have musicians coming out to beg for healthcare, then it’s serious. It’s time for the government to implement policies. Nobody talks about royalties, and now musicians die suffering”, he said.

According to him, the pension for musicians or entertainers in Ghanaian society is their royalties, however, the money given to veteran musicians is nothing good to talk about, citing an example that some veteran musicians are given 50 Ghana cedis as their royalties.

He compared Ghana to other foreign countries and said that it is the royalties that the veteran musicians in those foreign countries depend solely on to survive.

“The pension for entertainers is their royalties. Musicians in foreign countries don’t beg for help; they rely on royalties. Here, you pay these musicians 50 cedis after so many years of hard work. It’s really bad,” he said.

He used the opportunity to call for prayer and financial support from fans of the musicians.

“Everyone needs help. We would need prayers, and those who have and are willing to help can offer him a little. The few people he has impacted with his music should also help,” he concluded.


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