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MUSIGA’s subsidiary, AMWeF, supports 23 Ageing Musicians in Kumasi

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By Eventlabgh , in Entertainment News , at September 25, 2018


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The Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has presented cash donations to 23 ageing musicians in the Ashanti region as part of its programme of support to its members.

In an address, the 1st Vice President of the Union, Bessa Simons indicated that the donation is part of the Union’s support for ageing and incapacitated musicians and called on the current generation of musicians and corporate Ghana to support the fund to ensure that it grows to support more musicians as they age.

The Secretary of AMWeF, J.V Owusu on his part described AMWeF as a laudable initiative by the leadership of MUSIGA President Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour during his tenure and assured the veterans of continued support from AMWeF. He said the fund has supported numerous ageing or incapacitated musicians since its inception in 2011 with the election of Obouras the MUSIGA President.

Some of the beneficiaries included octogenarians and septuagenarians such as Nana Yepemso, Kwaku Bona, BaafourKyei, and B.B Collins among others. One of the beneficiaries Nana Yepemso expressed his appreciation saying, “I am very grateful to the leadership of the Union for their continued support for our generation of musicians.”

The Ashanti Regional chairperson, Augustine Addison indicated that to augment the efforts of AMWeF, the leadership of the Union in the region has put in place initiatives to ensure that the ageing musicians in the region are adequately catered for.

AMWeF was established to raise funds and support the ageing or incapacitated musicians and has supported musicians all over the country at various moments of need. The flagship event of AMWeF is the annual Presidential Grand Ball which scheduled for December in Accra.

Source: Beenie Words

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