The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced Tuesday, August 8, as the proposed date to hold the Union’s National Election Committee (NEC) national and regional elections.
This was made known in an emergency meeting by NEC to review the roadmap offered by the election committee chaired by Peter Marfo, the outgoing Eastern Regional chairman of MUSIGA.
With the new date, the voters register which opened on Monday, March 20, will end on April 3. The new directive is intended to allow members to check their status and eligibility.
Thereafter, the new voters register for the election will be compiled from April 4 to April 18. This will be followed by the exhibition of the new voter register from April 20 to April 23.
Contestants will then have the period before August 8 to run their campaigns for the elections to take place nationwide.
A number of MUSIGA members have expressed disappointment with the delay in holding general and regional elections to get a new administration to man affairs of the union.
The Upper East Regional Chairman, Richard Abagna is of the view that, “The earlier we have the elections for the Union to progress, the better for us since the elections are long overdue.”
This view is shared by many NEC members who believe that holding the elections will pave the way for the newly elected leaders to organise the biennial conference to work on the Union’s constitution among other relevant issues that champion its progress.
The MUSIGA elections which were supposed to have been held in 2019 have been delayed due to a number of court cases against the Union.
The last ruling by the Accra Labour and Justice Court in an injunction case filed against the elections stated that the elections could be held in line with the Determination of the Arbitration and Disciplinary Committee of the Union.