Organizers of Ghana Music Awards UK have officially postponed the 2020 edition of the event due to Coronavirus concerns.
A statement signed and copied to AttractiveMustaphacom stated that after series of engagements with government, stakeholders, and security agencies on the best practices for this year’s event in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Board and Planning Committee announces that in the best interest of general safety, the 5th edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK scheduled for this year has been postponed to next year, 2021 in anticipation that there would have been cure by then.
The organizers used the opportunity to send condolences to those who have lost their families and friends to the virus.
Ghana music awards UK is an annual event which is being held in the United Kingdom.
The organizers of the event usually airlift Ghanaian celebrities and personalities from all sectors to the United Kingdom for the event but considering the increasing rate of the virus spread and its accompanying challenges, the organizers have decided to postpone it.
Below is the full statement.
8th July, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE 5TH EDITION OF THE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS UK HAS BEEN POSTPONED
On behalf of the Management, the Board, and the Academy of Ghana Music Awards UK, we regrettably announce to patrons and the general public, that the 5th edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK has been postponed.
After series of engagements with government, stakeholders, and security agencies on the best practice for this year’s event, in the wake of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Board and Planning Committee announces that in the best interest of general safety, the 5th edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK scheduled for this year has been postponed to next year, 2021.
We are all aware that early this year, the world was hit with a pandemic known as the coronavirus Covid-19 disease. As a result, there have been restrictions curtailing public events and gatherings in the UK, and the rest of the world. Since mid-March, our music industry and creative arts in general, have been affected by this deadly pandemic.
As an organization, we are very much concerned about this uncomfortable situation and the lives of our patrons and the general public as a whole. It is crucial at this moment to let our musicians, stakeholders, well-wishers and the general public know that we are watching closely the measures that have been instituted by the NHS and the government in curbing the spread of Codvid-19, and are optimistic that by this time next year, the road would have been cleared for us to organize the 5th edition of the awards.
We also want to use this opportunity to commiserate with those who have lost their families and friends to the virus. All we can say is that “Let’s Keep Hope Alive” and pray to God to heal the world. We would like to commend all frontline and essential workers who are doing their best to make life better.
We hope to see all of you next year, where we can all come together to celebrate the 5th edition of the Ghana Music Awards UK with all the glitz and glamour that it deserves
Ghana Music Awards UK: Recognizing the Achievements of Our Musicians.
Planning & Advisory Board, GMAUK