The introduction of the cards, according to a press release by the musicians’ body, is part of the new MUSIGA President’s quest to rebrand the union.
MUSIGA in its bid to re-organise the membership database of its members and also create wealth for musicians, launched a membership campaign drive in October last year at the National Theatre to re-register its members.
The pivot of the membership drive is the introduction of the new membership card to replace the current one and it will be distributed at the union’s Head Office in Accra.
The release said a unique feature of the new card is its ability to be used for cash receipts and payment throughout Ghana. It explained that, with one visit to your bank, an individual can link the card to his or her account at the bank enabling cash transfers from the card for any local transaction.
This feature will enable musicians sell and receive payment for their music and related services directly via the card using personal or designated mobile phone as the communication medium.
Furthermore, the statement signed by the MUSIGA General Secretary, Deborah Freeman, stated that “the card when cash activated can be used to make purchases in over one hundred designated outlets and shops across the country including fuel stations.”