According to Akufo-Addo’s wife, the donation comes as a result of the deep concern she and her husband, Nana Akufo-Addo have for the welfare of ageing artistes including musicians.
The wife of the New Patriotic Party (NNP)’s presidential candidate, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has donated GH¢5,000.00 to the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) operated by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
According to Rebecca Akufo-Addo, her decision to donate that sum was motivated by the deep concern both she and her husband, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have for the welfare of the older generation of creative arts persons including musicians.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Fund, MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour, expressed the union’s appreciation for the donation and thanked Akufo-Addo’s wife for her benevolence.
At the recent MUSIGA Grand Ball which raised funds for AMWeF, various political party representatives pledged their support for free, fair and peaceful elections on December 7.
The Grand Ball is an annual event by MUSIGA to raise funds for AMWeF and other MUSIGA projects.
This year’s Ball, which came off on Friday, November 4 at the Banquet Hall of the State House, raised an estimated GH¢32,000 for AMWeF and the MUSIGA Academy.
The MUSIGA Academy was established by the musicians’ union, in collaboration with National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), to provide competence-based training for professionals in the music industry.