The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced the opening of nominations for its regional elections nationwide. The elections are due to run between May 26 and July 30. Nominations can be filed from Tuesday, April 19 to May 10. Contestants for the various positions are to pay the following filing fees:
- Chairman – GHC 300.00
- Vice Chairman – GHC 250.00
- Secretary – GHC 200.00
- Welfare Officer – GHC 150.00
- Treasurer – GHC 150.00
- Organizer – GHC 150.00
According to the modalities for the elections released by MUSIGA following its National Executive Council meeting in Accra, candidates for the various offices must have no criminal record, be a paid up member with a minimum of six months continuous membership.
All paid up members of the region will have the right to vote. As part of preparations for the elections the regional executives are to set up regional election sub committees made up of non-office holding members in the regions to supervise the roadmap to the elections. The elections are to be supervised by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) representatives in the regions.
The Musicians Union held its national congress last October at Koforidua where President Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour was re-elected with a landslide victory with a mandate to lead the Union till 2019.