Court Clears MUSIGA

Bessa Simons


The leadership of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), sayspreparations are far advanced to hold its elections this year.

The leadership, led by acting president Bessa Simons, indicated that the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) would supervise the elections which would be held in all the regional capitals. Date for the elections is yet to be fixed.

This follows the ruling by the Industrial and Labour Division II of the Accra High Court presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Ananda J. Aikins on February 28, 2023.

The judge, in her ruling said, “The court has heard the submissions made by both counsel and the court has also looked at the ruling of the Arbitration Committee of the 1st defendant.

“The court is of the opinion that the decision of the Arbitration Committee should be complied with by both parties. The court, therefore, adopts the ruling of the Arbitration Committee as its judgment in this matter.”

Two members of the union, Kwasi Owusu and Bennett Asante Nkrumah had sought an injunction against holding of the union’s elections, citing the Musicians Union of Ghana, the acting president, Bessa Simons, and the acting vice president, Rev. Thomas Harry Yawson as defendants.

This ruling, therefore, paves the way for the resumption of the election process for the union’s long overdue elections.

The National Election Committee will therefore provide a roadmap for the elections to the National Executive Council for their attention. This is to enable the election committee to resume their work of conducting the national and regional elections for the union.