The deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Dzifa Gomashie has applauded the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) for organizing a health screening exercise for ageing musicians as well as other members of the Union and actors.
According to the deputy Minister, the Union is providing exemplary leadership through its initiatives for its members and this is worthy of emulation by the other domains in the Creative Industries.
Madam Gomashie was speaking at a health screening exercise organized by MUSIGA for beneficiaries of the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) at the MUSIGA headquarters in Accra on Wednesday. Over fifty musicians took part in the screening exercise. In addition to the health screening which was for diabetes, prostate cancer, blood pressure, malaria and hepatitis B.
The President of MUSIGA Bice Osei Kufffour aka Obour on his recounted some of the activities the Fund had supported ranging from organizing events for the beneficiaries to earn some revenue to previous cash disbursements to beneficiaries.
A representative of Danpong Pharmacy Augustine Anor advised people to take a keen interest in their health with regular check-ups just like they maintain their vehicles and other equipment. Mr Anor noted that such frequent check-ups can prevent certain ailments and diseases from attacking us.
The new President of the Ghana Actors Guild Rev Eddy Coffie congratulated MUSIGA for the exercise indicating he would take a cue from the Union’s leadership and replicate some of the initiatives for the benefit of actors.
The planned cash disbursements which will be the second for the beneficiaries apart from some individual cases which were determined by the AMWeF Board chaired by A.B Crentsil has been slated for April in line with the programme of action for AMWeF.
The health screening exercise was supported by Danpong Pharmacy a local pharmaceutical production company.