The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has appointed an interim team to steer the union till elections.
This follows the end of the tenure of the Obour administration which ended on August 11, 2019.
At a meeting in Accra on Friday, the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) appointed the 1st Vice President, Bessa Simons, as acting president to lead the union until the national executive elections take place.
The NEC also appointed former 2nd Vice President, Rev. Dr. Thomas Yawson, as the acting 1st vice president in this interim period.
According to Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), in line with the union’s constitution, no president should exceed the eight-year term limit and since his time is up, he does not want to appear to be clinging on to power after the expiration of his constitutional mandate, hence his decision to hand over power to the NEC of the union to appoint an interim management committee.
“With the announcement of the election roadmap last year, I had made plans to further my education and pursue other interests, so my continued stay as the President of MUSIGA would be an abuse of the union’s constitution and will also affect the unions operations since I can’ give my full attention,” he indicated.