Female Ghanaian R&B and Afro-pop artiste, Susan Serwah Amoakohene, known in the world music scene as SSUE, has donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) to be distributed to aged musicians.
The items donated to the musicians include bags of rice, boxes of Sarnine, cooking oil, boxes of Key Soap, hand washing soap, hand sanitizers, nose mask among others.
Presenting the items to the leadership of MUSIGA, SSUE said the donation was her widow’s mite of helping bring comfort to the aged musicians.
She said it was important to acknowledge the aged musicians for their contribution to the development of the music industry in Ghana.
She added that the donation was a dream comes true, assuring the aged musicians of more of such donations in the future.
SSUE, who will soon released a remix version of Bome Nkomode featuring highlife musician, Pat Thomas, urged her colleagues who have been blessed with wealth to extend a helping hand to the aged musicians who are not in active music business.
She used the opportunity to call on the government and other philanthropists to come to their aid.
Receiving the items, the acting president of MUSIGA, Bessa Simons commended the SSUE for her kind gesture and urged other kind-hearted persons and organisations to come to their aid.
He said here in Ghana, the impact of the covid-19 has been felt; musicians have cancelled shows both home and abroad and there is a big slowdown on the entertainment scene.
He revealed that MUSIGA will soon roll out its fund raising activities for the general public to contribute to the fund, to improve the well-being of the aged musicians.
He therefore said MUSIGA will appreciate if individual and organizations such as religious institutions and corporate bodies will support MUSIGA with food items, medical supplies as well as cash donations for the ageing musicians.
He stated that government had so far played its role in the fight, and that, what was left to contain the disease was citizens’ willingness to observe the directives given.