Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu has not taken kindly to allegations made by Captain Smart that her outfit lied to Ghanaians by saying artistes that performed at the Covid-19 Virtual Concert did it for free when in actual fact, they paid the musicians.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Fabewoso show, Captain Smart said even though the Ministry of Information revealed that none of the artiste, including ‘almighty’ Shatta Wale was paid for the concert his own investigation reveals the likes of Wale and Kuame Eugene were paid handsomely.
“If you do work for someone and you’re paid for it. But the person goes about saying you did it for free, send the money back to that person because it is a curse to receive money and pretend you didn’t. Why did you perform at the virtual concert and you got paid but the Minister comes out to say you didn’t take any money?”, he quizzed.
Mr Smart then went on to reveal that the musicians were paid different huge sums ranging from GHC 5,000 to GHC 100,000, adding that when footballers get paid huge sums, Ghanaians should not complain.
But Ursula shot back in a Facebook post, saying:
“GOVERNMENT OF GHANA DID NOT PAY A PESEWA TO ANYONE FOR EITHER THE COVID 19 TRACkER APP OR THE VIRTUAL CONCERT TO LAUNCH IT. I don’t know what he ate, drank or smoked but I have not received any money from anyone for this or been given any invoice to pay. There is no nokofio on my watch. Chew on it.”
Ursula Owusu further rained curses on him: “Someone should please tell Captain Smart that I return his curses on me to sender. He and his family will suffer, not me. I don’t lie and for those who find it hard to believe or are hard of hearing, let me repeat it again.”.