The National Elections Committee of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has announced the rescheduling of the election of national executives for the union from Wednesday, July 10 to July 17.
According to the release, the main reason is to enable the electoral commission complete it operational and administrative work on the just ended limited voter registration exercise.
This year’s MUSIGA elections will be the first time the union is exercising the universal suffrage for all card-bearing members to exercise their franchise.
The presidency, 1st and 2nd vice presidents and the general secretary positions have two candidates each, vying for the slots. Three other positions – treasurer, organiser and welfare officer – are contested unopposed.
For the presidency, two legendary musicians, Bessa Simons, who had served as the National Vice President for the past eight years, is opposing Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, who is the current President of the Greater Accra Region.
Gospel artiste, Rev. Dr Harry Thomas Yawson and CEO of Lynx Entertainment, Richard Karikari Mensah, will contend for the 1st Vice President position.
Also for the 2nd Vice President slot, gospel artistes, Deborah Freeman and Ruth Benny Wood, known in showbiz circles as Abena Ruthy, are standing against each other.
Sylvia Bosompem Amponsah and Samuel Kofi Agyemang are competing in the General Secretary race.
Gifty Ghansah is vying for the National Welfare Officer, with Rev. Edward Edusa-Eyison eyeing National Treasurer position.
Lastly, Chizzy Nii Adu Wailer is standing for the position of National Organiser.
Read the release below: