Thursday, 17 January 2008
As elections loom, BOMU reviews developments
The Botswana Musicians Union (BOMU) is expected to elect a new executive committee next month, reports AllAfrica. Although the BOMU executive has come under heavy criticism, secretary general Nkgopoleng Tlhomelang is upbeat: "We are proud of our achievements. We have networked with so many organisations, both locally and internationally. Even as far as the United States. We have worked with organisations that deal with intellectual property. Some of these organisations sponsored our workshops". He added that progress was being made in the field of copyright protection in Botswana: holograms were to be attached to albums in an attempt to reduce piracy and plans have been submitted for the establishment of a collecting society.