With two months to its national congress in October in the Eastern regional capital city of Koforidua, the Musicians Union of Ghana has rolled out plans for its congress and national elections. A statement signed by the Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Union, Ahuma Bosco Ocansey indicates that contestants for the position of President will have to dole out an amount of GHC 3,000.00.
Meanwhile ace producer Appietus has announced his candidature for the Presidency in a move pundits perceive to be a betrayal of the incumbent President since Appietus is on the communications team of the current administration, an assertion he vigorously debunks with the explanation that the Union is democratic.
Below is the press statement.
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced the roadmap for its national elections due to take place during its national congress in Koforidua from October 29 – 31. As part of preparations for the Congress, filing of nominations will commence on Monday July 27 and will be open till August 27. After the filing of nominations vetting will take place on September 10.
Members of the Union who are interested in contesting for the elections will have to pay the following filing fees:
• President – GHC 3,000.00
• 1st Vice President – GHC 2,000.00
• 2nd Vice President – GHC 2,000.00
• General Secretary – GHC 2,000.00
• Treasurer – GHC 1,000.00
• Welfare Officer – GHC 1,000.00
• National Organizer – GHC 1,000.00
As part of the preparations towards Congress, a number of committees have been formed. These are the Congress Planning, Election, Vetting and Constitutional Review Committees. Meanwhile the Constitutional Review committee is in the process of collecting recommendations for amendments.
In all 150 delegates are expected to participate in the Congress.
Ahuma Bosco Ocansey
Director of Communications and Special Projects