Various contestants vying for positions within the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) have assembled at Koforidua to participate in today’s official opening of the Union’s 6th Quadrennial Congress.
The congress has been scheduled from October 29th and is expected to end on 31st October, 2015. The 6th Quadrennial congress is under the theme: Developing The Music Industry, The Role Of An Effective Union.
Peacefmonline.com was represented by Eugene Osafo-Nkansah to cover proceedings of the elections. He reports that the atmosphere has so far been peaceful and friendly.
He reported that Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare has graced the occasion to support the elections.
Former MUSIGA president Mrs. Diana Hopeson together with Atongo Simba and Mary Ghansah are also in Koforidua to offer their support.
The battle for presidency would see veteran musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley and sound engineer Appiah Dankwa aka Apietus contest the incumbent Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour.
Seven positions are being contested for with five contestants going unopposed. Contestants declared unopposed by the union are Deborah Freeman the incumbent General Secretary, Bessa Simons,1st Vice President, Rev Dr Thomas Yawson, 2nd Vice President, Samuel Kofi Agyeman, National Treasurer and Benedict Kolan, National Welfare Officer.
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