Ghanaian sound engineer and producer, Fred Kyei Mensah, popularly called Fredyma, has stated that he is yet to enjoy from his loyalty to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) after campaigning vigorously for the party during the 2016 elections.
According to him, he has been neglected by NPP bigwigs, adding that just a few members give him money.
Fredyma was part of ‘Creative Arts for Change group’ who bought into the campaign message of the NPP and campaigned for the party.
But his hopes of benefitting from the party has been dashed, as the NPP has refused to assist him get back to business after losing his studio during the June 3 flood disaster in 2015.
Speaking with Graphic Showbiz, Fredyma said: "It is a few people in the NPP like Afia Akoto of Masloc and Ernest Owusu Bempah Bonsu who make sure I have something to feed on every month and some members who also once in a blue moon offer some help. However, it could have been better from my party looking at my predicament and loyalty”.
Touching on the group, he said, “Once in a while, the Creative Arts for Change, a group of creative people who support the NPP are given the opportunity to showcase their talents on various platforms and are rewarded accordingly. As of now, I don't have a car and life becomes unbearable for me sometimes”.
He said he will campaign and vote for the NPP come December polls, despite his issues with the party. "I will campaign vigorously for my NPP party any day but will also reprimand them when things don't go well. I love the style of governance and philosophy of the great party".
Fredyma who is a board member of the National Folklore Board said, “It's difficult getting our constant allowance but we're hoping things would get better".