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LAGMA Appeals To Gov’t For Financial Assistance

by News Manager

MONROVIA: The President of the Liberia Association of Gospel Musical Artists (LAGMA) Ambassador Miracle Kettor has appealed to the Government of Liberia to help the LAGMA with financial backing aimed at enhancing the welfare of its members through local market.

She said that the government should offer limit protection towards local and International Musical Stars as well as their Intellectual Property Rights.

Amb. Kettor, in an interview with this paper over the weekend at her office appealed to the government to assist Liberia Association of Gospel Musical Artists through financial aid that will help to strengthen the organization and for its vibrancy.

She also appealed to government, specially President George M. Weah, who she said, is one of the musicians in the country as well.

According to her, the Liberia Association of Gospel Musical Artists is regulating policies that will protect and guide their members at all times in the world.

Amb. Kettor said, there are many good engineers in Liberia but because of the bad marketing system in the country, the institution needs to build new structure, and as such, the Association has developed new plan for Gospel Artists in Liberia.

She narrated that LAGMA is not engage in music-making, it is also involved in humanitarian activities.

She pointed out that they are promoting the Gospel arena in Liberia that will enable their members to move about freely in their professions.

Meanwhile, she lamented that artists in Liberia are not actually realizing the fruits of their efforts as a result of criminal photocopying of their works by corrupt individuals.

She used the occasion to warn all those who are in the habit of violating the Intellectual Property Rights of Liberians to stop or be punished in accordance with the laws of the country.

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