MUSIGA adopts amendments to its Constitution at 2nd Biennial Conference


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The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has adopted amendments to its constitution at its 2nd Biennial Conference in Accra.

The conference which was attended by MUSIGA executives from all over the country was opened by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Honorable Mark Okraku Mantey.

In his speech, the deputy minister charged MUSIGA to uphold good governance in their operations with the right culture to ensure unity. He urged the new leadership to be innovative to ensure that the Union attracts the current crop of musicians as well curated brand.

Touching on the theme, “Positioning MUSIGA for Growth in a Digital Age,” Hon. Okraku Mantey said the theme is appropriate and must guide the work of the Union.

The deputy minister also requested a letter from the Union for submission to the Ministry of Education on the need to reintroduce music education at the basic school level in response to a plea by the MUSIGA President, Bessa Simons.

He also assured MUSIGA that the Ministry will pursue the Union’s plea for a tax waiver for imported personal musical equipment of musicians.

The UNESCO Culture Specialist, Carl Ampah who represented the UNESCO Country Representative, Edward Moukala urged the Union to forge appropriate partnerships to achieve their objectives.

MUSIGA President, Bessa Simons called for unity and assured members of a transparent and dynamic leadership.

Other speakers at the conference included former MUSIGA President Mrs Diana Hopeson and highlife musician Ben Brako.

(Source: Ahuma Bosco Ocansey)”