Bessa Simons eyes MUSIGA presidency, after 8 years as Vice


With about two months left for Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, to bow out as the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) president, his Vice is eyeing his job.

Veteran musician Bessa Simons, who has served as Obour’s deputy for the past eight years, wants to be in charge of the largest musicians’ body in Ghana.

As Obour’s second term as the president of MUSIGA comes to an end, plans to elect a successor has started in earnest.

The musicians’ body has set June 26 this year as the date for members to elect a new president.

2. Close of nominations April 17

3. Vetting of candidates April 26

4. Exhibition of voters register April 29

5. Voting in all regional capitals June 26

6. Announcement of results June 26

7. Inauguration of new executives August 27

The elections will be held in all regional capitals in line with the amended MUSIGA constitution which stipulates that all paid up card-bearing members are eligible to vote.

The musicians’ union also announced the filing fees for the various positions being contested.

These are:

President ₵ 2,500

Vice Presidents ₵2,000

General Secretary ₵1,500

Others ₵ 1,000

The forms are on sale for ₵200.