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Bessa Simons elected MUSIGA President

By Vincent Ashitey
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Bessa Simons on Tuesday, October 10 beat off competition from Ras Caleb to be elected the new President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).

Bessa, who had been the Acting MUSIGA president since Bice Osei Kuffour resigned polled a total of 324 votes, with Ras Caleb securing 66 votes.

The election, which took place in all the regions, had a good turnout of MUSIGA members who came in to exercise their rights to vote.

The successful election ends a four-time postponment, and with it comes renewed hope for the organisation's peace and harmony, as it champions the welfare and advancement of Ghana music and artistes therein.

Assisting President Bessa Simons are Rev Dr Thomas Yawson, the First Vice President; Abena Ruthy, the Second Vice President; S.K. Agyemang, General Secretary; Rev Eyison, the National Treasurer; Rev Gifty Ghansah, National Welfare Officer; and Chizzy Wailer is the National Organiser.


Below is the results from various regions across the country.

Greater Accra:

Bessa Simons: 83 votes

Ras Caleb: 24 votes


Bessa Simons: 53 votes

Ras Caleb: 8 votes

Upper West:

Bessa Simons: 9 votes

Ras Caleb: 2 votes

Northern Region:

Bessa Simons: 19 votes

Ras Caleb: 4 votes

Eastern Region:

Bessa Simons: 25 votes

Ras Caleb: 2 votes

Volta Region:

Bessa Simons: 22 votes

Ras Caleb: 7 votes

Central Region:

Bessa Simons: 44 votes

Ras Caleb: 10 votes

Upper East:

Bessa Simons: 16 votes

Ras Caleb: 2 votes

Western Region:

Bessa Simons: 18 votes

Ras Caleb: 4 votes

Brong Ahafo Region:

Bessa Simons: 35 votes

Ras Caleb: 3 votes