The Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has presented cash donations to 23 ageing musicians in the Ashanti Region.
In an address, the First Vice President of the Union, Bessa Simons indicated that the donation is part of the union’s support for ageing and incapacitated musicians.
He 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, described initiative by MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour ( Obour) as a laudable, 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 since Obour was elected MUSIGA President.
Some of the beneficiaries included octogenarians and septuagenarians such as Nana Yepemso, Kwaku Bona, Baafour Kyei, 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 other initiatives to ensure that the ageing musicians in the region are adequately catered for.