The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has pardoned and reinstated the former General Secretary of the union, Nana Kwame Ampadu I and CK Morrison, former welfare officer of the union.
At a meeting held recently, MUSIGA upheld an appeal from members to reconsider its decision of the suspension of the two personalities. The suspension was later revoked.
After that, Nana Ampadu, on behalf of CK Morrison, also conveyed their deepest gratitude to the executives of the union and the members for lifting the suspension and reinstating them.
The National Executive Council of the union, on August 21, 2008, suspended indefinitely the two executives from MUSIGA.
A statement signed by Mrs Diana Hopeson, President of MUSIGA, said the two were suspended for forming a separate society collecting royalties from musicians, outside of MUSIGA and for undermining the efforts of MUSIGA and Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA).
It noted that the behaviour of the two amounted to conflict of interests and a violation of Article 20, Section A and B of the MUSIGA constitution, which prohibited members of MUSIGA from being members of other musician unions or collecting societies not affiliated to MUSIGA.
Article 20, Section A of the MUSIGA Constitution reads: “No MUSIGA member shall be permitted to hold membership in any union of musicians not affiliated with the MUSIGA, or in any other organization, association of musicians or collecting society that has goals or engages in a pattern of conduct undermining or weakening the legitimate interest of the MUSIGA, or any affiliated antiquated.”
Section B states: “Any members violating the provision of this section shall be subject to expulsion.”
Source: George Clifford Owusu
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