Obour is MUSIGA president

BY: George Folley
President  Obour

The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) last Saturday re-elected Bice Osei Kuffuor aka Obuor, as its president at the union’s sixth quadrennial delegate’s congress held at the Oyinka Hotel, Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

He polled 88 votes to beat his closest challenger, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, who could garner only 22 votes while the third challenger, Kwame Appiah Dankwah (Appiettus) had 18 votes.

The election, supervised by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, attracted 133 delegates drawn from all over the country.

In a post-election speech, Obuor thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and gave the assurance that he would continue to work with his executives to make MUSIGA a vibrant body.

He urged the other contestants not to turn their backs on the industry but rather join him to build the union together for a better Ghana.

Obour, who appealed to all members to draw closer to the union, disclosed that MUSIGA would introduce educational programmes which would go a long way to benefit the industry.

“Let us settle our differences as we move forward for a great and united front and to project not only the industry but also make the country proud,” he said.

The closest contest was that for the position of National Organiser which saw Chizzy Nii Adu beating his rival,  Ras Caleb Appiah Levi, with a single vote. He polled 65 votes against 64 by Ras Caleb.

Benedict Kolan was elected Welfare Officer.

Other candidates who were elected unopposed are Bessa Simons (First Vice President), Rev. Thomas Harry Yawson, (Second Vice President), Deborah Freeman (General Secretary), Samuel Kofi Agyemang (Treasurer).