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MUSIGA announces new membership fees

The national executive council of the Musicians Union of Ghana

(MUSIGA) has approved new fees for members of the union to take effect

from January 15.

At the last meeting held by the council, the second highest decision-

making body of the union after congress, it was agreed that new rates

should be introduced for MUSIGA’s members.

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According to the president of MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour, since MUSIGA

is a member-based organisation that caters for the welfare of its

members, it needed to charge realistic fees to enable it to provide

meaningful services to members.

He added that three new categories of membership have also been

introduced by the union in addition to the already existing Standard

Membership category.

One of the new categories is Associate Member for students

interested in joining the union.

“These are students of institutions like School of Performing Arts,

National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), University of

Education at Winneba and similar tertiary institutions offering music

courses,” the MUSIGA president said.

Next is the Professional category which is similar to the Fellows

category of other professional bodies. This category will cater for a

certain level of professional musician and comes with a set of

benefits.

The final new category is the MUSIGA Partner for individuals or

organisations who do not work directly in the music industry but are

interested in associating with the Union.

The new categories will be officially unveiled at the annual retreat

for the union’s leadership in Koforidua on Thursday, January 15.

With the introduction of the new rates, Standard membership will

attract a new registration fee of GH¢ 54 and yearly dues of GH¢ 120.

The Professional category has GH¢100 for new registration and annual

dues of GH¢480.

The new registration rate for Partner category is GH¢40 with yearly

dues of GH¢ 720. For Student membership, new registration attracts GH¢

30 and there’s an annual fee of GH¢ 60.

Credit: Graphic.com.gh

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

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