Actor, Abeiku Sagoe has cited the lack of effective welfare system at Ghana Actors Guild as one of the numerous issues he will find solutions to should he be voted president of the guild.
Abeiku Sagoe who declared his intention to contest for the presidency over the weekend finds it worrying that actors will come public to solicit for money in times of need because the guild cannot help in that regard.
Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Wednesday, the veteran actor told host, KMJ that he hopes to rebrand and unify the guild aside putting in place an effective welfare system.
“[I am bringing on board] unity of the guild. There are divisions on many grounds, a lot of flimsy things. We need a unifying figure and I believe I am the one. We don’t have an effective welfare system. We need to build a proper welfare system to care for members. I have a very good strategy for that,” he said.
The Ghana Actors Guild is expected to hold an election in May following the demise of its president, Rev Eddie Coffie and Welfare Officer, Solomon Sampah. The position of the Vice President has been declared vacant as Vivian Achor has travelled outside the country for more than a year without informing the guild.
As it stands, General Secretary, Ziggy Netteyson, seems to be acting as president. Abeiku Sagoe is sure he is the best person to lead the guild.
“During last two year’s elections, I offered to go for General Secretary because I thought our constitution made the general secretary become like the Chief Executive Officer of the guild so I would be able to organise the guild properly. I contested with Ziggy and he won. I feel with the current picture of the executive, we need someone to lead the guild… The guild needs a good leadership, somebody who knows the terrain, somebody with experience, somebody who has been with the guild all these years and I think I possess all these three qualities,” he said.