The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is to collaborate with the Police Service in a number of areas. This was announced by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Alhassan during a courtesy call on him by the leadership of MUSIGA.
According to the IGP, although there have been some collaborations between the Police Service and some musicians like Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede and Daddy Lumba in the past, it is time to institutionalize the relationship.
Mr Alhassan indicated in the area of piracy, the Police Service is considering setting up a desk at the Police Headquarters to assist the industry in the fight against piracy.
On his part, the President of MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour noted that the visit to the IGP is to formally introduce the leadership of the Union to him and congratulate him on his leadership of the Service as well as to seek ways of entrenching the relationship between the Police Service and the Union.
He added that the two institutions can collaborate in various ways such as supporting the WASSA programmes of the Service and also to change people’s attitudes towards the Police. The MUSIGA President also spoke about collaborations with the Police band and the need for high powered support in the fight against piracy.
The Director of Operations of the Police Service C.O.P John Kudalor on his part assured the MUSIGA leadership of the Police Service’s readiness to collaborate with the Union on all fronts. This was buttressed by the Police Public Relations Officer Cephas Amartey who also welcomed the collaboration with the Musicians Union.
The MUSIGA President was accompanied by the National Welfare Officer John Victor Owusu, the National Women’s Organizer Della Hayes, the Administrator Rev Fiifi Khan Agyarkwaa, the Special Assistant to the President Georgina Bimpong and the Director of Communications and Special Projects Ahuma Bosco Ocansey aka Daddy Bosco.