The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has elected veteran highlife singer Bessa Simons as its new president.
On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the much-awaited elections that had been delayed for several months eventually took place under the oversight of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
The news reaching us at 1Family Radio is that with 324 votes, Bessa Simons, the union’s president for the past four years, defeated Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, his lone contender. Of all the votes cast, Caleb was able to garner 66 votes.
Voters participated in large numbers to exercise their rights during the election, which was held in each of Ghana’s sixteen regions.
After four postponements, the elections were successfully held, bringing new optimism for the organization’s peace and unity as it supports the progress and welfare of Ghanaian musicians.
President Bessa Simons is supported by the following individuals: First Vice President Rev. Dr. Thomas Yawson; Second Vice President Abena Ruth; General Secretary S.K. Agyemang; National Treasurer Rev. Eyison; National Welfare Officer Gifty Ghanasah; and National Organizer Chizzy Wailer.