President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffuor popularly known as Obour has touched on his 8 years of leading the official musicians’ body in the country and has said that leadership is a daunting task.
Obour made this comment in an interview with Andy Dosty on Accra based Hitz Fm on Wednesday when he was addressing some issues raised against his tenure as president of MUSIGA ever since he assumed office.
As monitored by ghlinks.com.gh, the award winning musician in what was described as his State Of MUSIGA Address said in leadership, there will always be a fraction of people who will always complain and see no good in whatever the leader does. Using a Bible figure as an example, he said Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt into the wilderness and led them in prayer to God and everything but the people complained. Again, using Kwame Nkrumah, he said the first president did remarkably well for Ghana, but there are still some people who think he was the worst nightmare for Ghana.
He said leadership comes with critics and as a leader, you have to learn to accept it. “Once you decide to lead, you have to prepare for people to criticize you. And even when they criticize you, you have to stay focus and allow posterity to be your judge.”
Obour emphasized that some people criticize because they want to learn, others criticize because they need attention and a number of other musicians criticize because they lack knowledge.
Touching on his achievements as the president since he assumed office, he said he has seen to the establishment of the Aging Musicians Welfare Fund, Ghana Music Week celebration, MUSIGA Grand Ball and also managed to secure GHS 2 million from government during his early years as president.