Sunday, 23 February

Obour steps down; Bessa Simons appointed acting MUSIGA president

Bessa Simons

The National Executive Council of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has appointed its First Vice-President Bessa Simons as acting president, since the tenure of Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour) ended on Sunday, 11 August 2019 amidst a legal stalemate over the union’s next election.

Obour handed over to the National Executive Committee (NEC), which is the interim management committee. It will steer the affairs of the union until the election comes off.

At the handing over ceremony, Obour noted that per MUSIGA’s constitution, a president of the union should not stay in office beyond eight years, thus, his decision to step down after the expiration of his tenure of office.
With the elevation of Bessa Simons, the union’s Second Vice-President, Rev Thomas Yawson, becomes acting first Vice-President.