It’s rumoured that some Kumawood actors have been dashed cars by the ruling NDC party after few actors were spotted driving new cars.
This claim has generated heated arguments in the showbiz industry with some individuals crying foul for not benefiting from the national cake.
The allegation has been shutdown by Isaac Rockson, former PRO for veteran actor Agya Koo. Explaining how celebrities in Kumasi had the chance to also acquire the cars. Mr. Rockson in an interview with Dave Hama on Hello FM’s entertainment review denied the hearsay pleading with the public not to politicize the issue.
According to him, Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) loaned the cars to celebrities from the region after the Ashanti Regional chapter of Ghana Actors Guild headed by Bill Asamoah presented a list of actors interested in the cars to the company. Isaac Rockson continued that MUSIGA president, Bice Osei Kufour aka Obour first initiated this policy a year ago which allowed many entertainers in the capital city to acquire cars from MASLOC on a loan.
“These actors had a loan from MASLOC to secure the cars but people are saying president gave them the cars. President Mahama has not dashed anybody a car. The car they are talking about are the ones the Ghana Actors Guild’s president in Kumasi, Bill Asamoah initiated.
Obour initiated this same policy last year so this policy did not just start today. Even as I’m talking, producers in no time will have their cars soon” Rockson told Dave Hama in Kumasi.
He added that actors who were given the cars made initial payment of Gh10, 000 even though price for all the cars were not the same.
Rockson noted that Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjari warned the actors never to politicize the cars given to them on a loan because that is not its purpose. He further disclosed that the minister pleaded with them for the cars to be distributed after election in order not for Ghanaians to talk bad about it but they did not concur.
“Its never true that the cars were given based on your political affiliations. I know people by where they belong but they were given the car. The minister said categorically that nobody should use this car for politics.
Even when Bill Asamoah was presenting the list, the woman even wanted them to hold on so that its given to them after elections.”