The Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) in collaboration with Star Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization have organized a peace walk in Sunyani, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Capital, to drum home further the need for all to contribute to a peaceful elections in Ghana.
The Peace Walk was under the theme: “the role of music in promoting peaceful and credible elections in Ghana”.
The MUSIGA Peace walk which started in the Northern Region, is making its way across the Country with its message of peace.
The Brong-Ahafo Region is the latest to host the walk.
It started from the Jubilee Park in Sunyani and made its way through the principal streets and ended at the Centre for National Culture (CNC).
In a speech read on behalf of the President of MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kufuor (Obuor), the National Treasurer of the Union, Samuel Kofi Agyemang, he said in every society and human endeavor leadership is crucial, while election is part of the development and growth of every country.
According to him, the purpose of the nationwide walk is to educate the citizenry to desist from violence during and after the general elections.
Adding that, musicians through their music can reach out to the people and therefore have the key to promote peace.
The MUSIGA President, appealed to his colleagues to produce music that will educate the citizenry and is free from profanity but rich in words that inspire and motivate the public to strive for peace.
The Head of Programs at the Centre for National Culture, Prince Bonnah Marfo, was also on hand to talk about the concept of music videos.
He said the concept development stage in the process of creating music videos is an avenue through which education of the public on positive attributes could be done.
He therefore urged Musicians to produce videos that will educate the public and promote peace in the country.
Also on the agenda for MUSIGA that day was election of regional executives to steer the affairs of the Union in Bono-Ahafo.
In attendance were Musicians, members of Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), Officials of the the Centre for National Culture (CNC), Executives of MUSIGA and a Team from the Electoral Commission.
The Chairmanship, Organizer, Women organizer, Treasurer and Welfare positions were all elected unopposed.
Mr. Isaiah Adu Yaw and Mr. Benet Nkrumah Asante, however contested for the position of secretary, with Isaiah Adu Yaw, winning the contest.