Ursula Owusu, Minister of Communications for Ghana and Member of Parliament representing Ablekuma West constituency has descended heavily on broadcast journalist Captain Smart.
Ursula Owusu on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, took to Facebook to deny allegations of her Ministry spending hefty sums on musicians during a virtual concert for the launch of Ghana’s COVID-19 tracker.
“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.
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.
By the way, the app has been approved for download on both the App Store and play store. Apple device users can now download it, answer the simple questions and provide their addresses and phone numbers to help the Ghana Health Service track, trace, test and treat suspected cases of Covid 19 expeditiously with digital technology.
IT IS DIGITIME IN GHANA AND TIME FOR DIGICARE!!”
Captain Smart is reported to have said that Shatta Wale and Kuame Eugene were paid handsomely despite consistent denials by the Ministry of Information.
“Today, I want to tell you something. I’ve been asked to hold my bomb on this issue, but there’s only one thing I want to tell you. Never try to enrich yourselves with coronavirus pandemic. Why is the minister lying to Ghanaians and why have the artistes also denied receiving the money? God will punish you, and your punishment won’t be mild, you’ll suffer extremely,” he fumed.
Captain Smart also stated that the musicians were paid different huge sums ranging from GHC 5,000 to GHC 100,000.