Ghanaian dancehall musician, Shatta Wale has been cited for alleged fraud as he is reported to have received a whopping GHC 2 million from one Gov’t Bank for an ambassadorial deal.
Report making rounds apparently indicates that Shatta Wale and others have received GHC 2million from Gov’t Bank to promote made in Ghana goods.
According to reports, Members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned why a State-Owned Exim Bank has paid GHC 2million to Shatta Wale and others as brand ambassadors for locally made goods.
In an interview with Joy News, Ras Mubarak, a member of the board noted that some money has been issued out though the Deputy CEO is failing to bare out all the details concerning payments and the vendors.
He said, “I mentioned ¢2 million that went to Shatta Wale but the Deputy CEO says they wouldn’t know who the vendor selected and this is not to say that we have a problem with Shatta Wale getting some amount of money to do whatever work.
“But the Ghanaian public deserves to know how much went out and who got it because their answers were not satisfying.”
However, the Deputy CEO of the Finance and Administration Division, Kwame Adu-Darkwa revealed during Wednesday sitting that the bank engages media consultants for their promotions and stated he has not issued such an amount to anybody.
Meanwhile, Chairman of PAC, James Klutse Avedzi concluded that the committee will petition authorities of the bank to present details of the amount paid to Shatta Wale and others.