Business tycoon, vocal politician and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has made a promise to put five celebrated Ghanaian highlife musicians on his payroll with each benefiting Ghc5,000 monthly.
Renowned highlife musicians to benefit from this act of kindness and benevolence are AB Crentsil, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Jewel Ackah, Obuoba JA Adofo and CK Mann.
According to the parliamentarian, the payment starts from December 30 and will continue receiving this amount till their demise.
Kennedy Agyapong announcing the surprise package at the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Presidential Ball on Friday night 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.