- MUSIGA to get a new national head office from President Akufo-Addo
- The President pledged the building at MUSIGA’S Grand Ball in Accra
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged to a new national head office for the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) by end of the year.
According to Akufo-Addo the current MUSIGA building will be affected by the Marine Drive Project which is currently under way.
“It was brought to my attention by Obour [MUSIGA President] that the execution of the Marine Drive Project will affect the building that serves as the head office of MUSIGA,” he said.
“I have instructed the Minister of Works and Housing to meet with the leadership of the Union and settle on an appropriate replacement by the end of this year, 2019,” he added.
He made the announcement at the 6th MUSIGA Presidential Grand Ball which was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
On his part, the MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour also pleaded with corporate Ghana to support the union in its efforts to improve the lot of the ageing musicians in the country.
Obour also asked President Akufo-Addo to ensure his government introduces music education at the basic level because of its potential to improve musicianship in Ghana.
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The event saw MUSIGA honour some industry heroes and music industry pillars.
The Heroes were Prof. Kofi Abraham, Pat Thomas, Naa Amanua, Asabea Cropper, Kwadwo Akwaboah and Abirekyireba Kofi Sammy.
The Music Industry Pillars are Dr. Kofi Amoa-Abban, Vodafone, 4Syte TV and Kwame Sefa Kayi. The Distinguished Personality Award was conferred on Ransford Antwi, founder of Space FM and Sun City Radio.
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