The 1st Vice President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Mr. Bessa Simons- has said the organization is poised to strengthen its regional branches to engender the promotion and preservation of the Ghanaian culture through education.
Mr Bessa Simons also added that the body is ready to equip musical talents with the wherewithal to be self reliant, creative and industrious.
Simons, who was speaking in an interview with Felix Adjei (Mr. Lattus) on Sunyani-based J.life FM; said there’s the need for MUSIGA to shift its focus to the regions after they’ve laid a strong foundation at the national level.
“Our focus now is to strengthen the regional branches of the union. We did review part of our constitution that hindered the development of the union; voting process was changed before the elections. We will make sure that administrative work of every region will be in place.
“This time round, we will also make sure to put measures in place to help win back some our members who lost hope in the union by apprising them with our new innovations. We think about their wellbeing,” he added.
Mr. Bessa Simons advised members not to base their arguments on hearsay, which at the end of the day may not be the true picture of the matter.
He noted that payment of dues by union members is the main financial backbone of the association—and failure of members to pay it has been one of their challenges.
“Financial issues was a challenge to us, most of members were not able to pay their dues as expected due to one or two things…and the main source of finance is this payments made by them. We hope to strengthen things and forge ahead as our mandates have been renewed. “
According to him, MUSIGA has planned to give attention on the improvement of Gospel music, Reggae, Choral and Cultural music across all the regions in Ghana.