The Ghana Export and Import Bank, (Ghana Exim Bank) has denied paying GHS 2 million to popular musician, Shatta Wale.
At a Public Accounts Committee sitting today, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak questioned whether any payment has been made to Shatta Wale and Agya Koo as brand ambassadors for the bank.
Ras Mubarak claimed there were records of payments made to these ambassadors.
But the Deputy CEO of Ghana EXIM Bank, Kwame Adu Darkwa denied engaging such ambassadors directly or making payments from the accounts of Ghana Exim Bank to them.
“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.” Ras Mubarak later told Joy News in an interview.
In the interim, the Chairman of PAC, James Klutse Avedzi has said the Committee will invite officials of the bank to present details of the said payments to Shatta Wale and others.