MUSIGA ELECTIONS- DEBORAH FREEMAN LAUNCHES MANIFESTO IN KUMASI TODAY
All the musician are gathered to keep their vote for Mrs Deborah Freeman at cultural center today 30th November. she will launching her Manifesto campaign exactly 1pm today.
The Presidential aspirant of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Mrs. Deborah Freeman, has said her manifesto, which will be launched today in Kumasi, will provide a path to turn the Ghana music industry into an advanced one as soon as possible.
Providing some personal reflections on the political substance of the manifesto yesterday, she said: “It is our sacred mission to turn the musicians union of Ghana into an advanced union as soon as possible! It is our moral obligation to be bold and aim at greatness.”
She said what the union saw as “good enough” should not be viewed as such any longer.
“To prosper and thrive, we need fundamental change. We need to set our standards and expectations far higher than good enough! If we settle for ‘good enough’, we settle for the slow death of our very soul and our pride,” she said.
The Presidential aspirant expressed gratitude to Ghanaian musicians for the opportunity that was given her to serve as General Secretary of the union for eight years.
“You offered me the humbling chance to serve you— first as special assistance to past presidents of the union, and then as General Secretary for another eight years.
“For this, I will forever be grateful, and I will fight for your well-being, hopes and rights with all my strength for the rest of my life,” she said.
Why running as President
Mrs. Deborah Freeman said many people were questioning why she was running for President, and indicated that she had no problem with that question.
“I know many of you ask this question — sometimes openly, sometimes in silence. Why run as President? It is a fair question and it deserves a fair, personal answer,” she said.
According to her, the manifesto would provide the answer, but she went ahead to say that “it will be a collective answer coming from all the fabulous MUSIGA members and supporters, men and women, who participated in its formulation”.
She explained that the decision to run as President did not come easily, nor quickly.
“I didn’t jump into it. I did it out of a sense of urgency, after I began to contemplate more and more thoroughly about our vulnerabilities as a union,” she added.
She said she was running for President because she wanted to leave a legacy, one of solid infrastructure, with 100 per cent access for all musicians, saying: “With this legacy, we will build a truly developed MUSIGA to be at par with the advanced unions.”
“I know how to do it; part of it I’ve already accomplished, and I feel I have the moral duty to ask the members to vote for me. This is not about me, it’s about Ghanaian musicians,” Mrs. Freeman said.
The General Secretary said MUSIGA could aspire to become developed, and that no society could be truly resilient in the face of crisis and adversity without a solid economic and social infrastructure.
“To create sustainable and ever-growing prosperity — something we all deserve — requires building a robust social and economic infrastructure, one that supports creativity, innovation and the production of high value-added products and services,” she said.
She said, during her tenure as president of the union, she will take aggressive steps to develop and consolidate health care, educational, transportation and digital infrastructure.
She said that was the only way to build a resilient union, adding that without creating and consolidating a developed infrastructure, no union could resist global shocks.