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    I will accept a political appointment – Rex Omar

    Ghanaian musician and politician, Rex Omar, has declared his readiness to take on a political role if presented with the opportunity.

    Speaking during an interview on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z on Saturday, March 3, 2024, Rex Omar, known for his affiliation with the National Democratic Congress (NDC), stated that he would be open to accepting a political appointment if it aligns with his capabilities and responsibilities.

    “I will [accept a political appointment] because now I think I am of age and I think if I am given any appointment that is within my capacity, I will be able to contribute positively to the development of this country,” he told the host Kwame Dadzie.

    When questioned about the possibility of holding a position within the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, he replied, “We’ll address that situation if and when it arises because ultimately, these positions are political appointments. As long as you’re astute and well-informed about the country’s affairs, you can excel wherever you’re placed, provided you’re committed.”

    Sharing his thoughts on Ghana’s democratic landscape, the ‘Abiba’ hitmaker opined that the nation’s governance could be enhanced by reevaluating the presidential term duration. He suggested that the current four-year term isn’t sufficient for any administration to significantly impact the economy.

    “Because America does elections every four years, we also jump on the bandwagon but the question is, America’s democracy is over 200 years. We just started, okay. So look at our situation,” he said.

    He suggested that a six-year term would give room for the government in power to perform creditably.

    “I think it [the four years] is too much. I would have wished if we can go six years in one term. Because if you are given six years you use one year or one and half years to set up your government. If four years, five years you are not able to do anything it means you can’t do anything. There is no need for you to go for a second term.”

    “The whole situation is, look at our scenario. After election, the first year is now that the government is being formed, the appointments and all these things. By the time the government settles to actually start to roll out its programme, you are getting to two years,” he added.

    Rex Omar gained prominence in 1989 with his album “Aware Pa,” featuring the hit track “Wodofo Ne Hwan?” In 1992, he co-founded the group Nakorex with fellow highlife artists Nat Brew (now Amandzeba) and Akosua Agyapong, the name being an acronym of their initials.

    Subsequently, he embarked on a successful solo career, releasing acclaimed albums, performing both locally and internationally, and garnering numerous awards, including a nomination in the Kora Awards in 2004.

    Beyond his music career, Rex Omar has been actively involved in activism for the music industry and has played a crucial role in intellectual property administration.


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